Why There is a Democratic Deficit in the EU: A Response to Majone and Moravcsik
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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