30 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2006
Giandomenico Majone and Andrew Moravcsik have argued that the EU does not suffer a 'democratic deficit'. We disagree about one key element: whether a democratic polity requires contestation for political leadership and over policy. This aspect is an essential element of even the 'thinnest' theories of democracy, yet is conspicuously absent in the EU.
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Follesdal, Andreas and Hix, Simon, Why There is a Democratic Deficit in the EU: A Response to Majone and Moravcsik. Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 44, No. 3, pp. 533-562, September 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=924666 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5965.2006.00650.x
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