The Community Deficit

20 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2007

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Amitai Etzioni

The George Washington University


The European Union is suffering not just from a democratic deficit, but a community deficit. The level and scope of its integration activities far exceed the degree of community that it sustains. The article explains why community, particularly normative-affective community, is needed and how it can be built in the EU.

Suggested Citation

Etzioni, Amitai, The Community Deficit. Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 45, No. 1, pp. 23-42, March 2007. Available at SSRN: or

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