A Democratic Audit of the European Union (One Europe or by Christopher Lord

By Christopher Lord

A Democratic Audit of the eu Union offers a scientific evaluate of democracy within the ecu opposed to in actual fact outlined standards. Christopher Lord deals a double problem to generalizations a few democratic deficit within the ecu. at the one hand, it exhibits that criteria of democratic functionality within the european might differ throughout Union associations and decision-making strategies. however, it indicates that they could differ throughout key dimensions of democratic governance, together with citizenship, rights, participation, illustration, responsiveness, transparency and responsibility.

Show description

Read or Download A Democratic Audit of the European Union (One Europe or Several?) PDF

Similar diplomacy books

Golden Bones: An Extraordinary Journey from Hell in Cambodia to a New Life in America

Whereas the us battled the Communists of North Vietnam within the Nineteen Sixties and '70s, the neighbouring state of Cambodia used to be attacked from inside of by way of dictator Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. The Khmer Rouge imprisoned, enslaved, and murdered the proficient and highbrow individuals of the inhabitants, leading to the harrowing "killing fields"–rice paddies the place the harvest yielded not anything yet hundreds of thousands of skulls.

Soft Power in China: Public Diplomacy through Communication (Palgrave Macmillan Series in Global Public Diplomacy)

This publication is ready how China strives to rebuild its tender strength via conversation. It recounts China's efforts by way of analyzing a collection of public international relations strategies and courses in its pursuit of a 'new' and 'improved' international photo. those case experiences invitations the reader to a extra expansive dialogue at the tools of soppy strength.

The Vulnerable in International Society

Who're the weak, and what makes them so? via an leading edge program of English tuition idea, this publication means that individuals are weak not just to average hazards, but in addition to the workings of overseas society. This replicates the strategy of these reports of average failures that now normally current a social vulnerability research, displaying how everyone is differentially uncovered via their social position.

Chinese Diplomacy and the UN Security Council: Beyond the Veto (Politics in Asia)

China has emerged within the twenty first century as a worldly, and occasionally contentious, actor within the United international locations safety Council. this can be obtrusive in quite a number matters, from negotiations on Iran’s nuclear application to efforts to convey peace to Darfur. but China’s function as a veto-holding member of the Council has been left unexamined.

Additional info for A Democratic Audit of the European Union (One Europe or Several?)

Example text

Representation. The Commission represents the EU in external negotiations often in conjunction with the Council. Functions 626 directly elected members elected in national constituencies. Organised into: ● multinational party groups, ● national party delegations ● committees 15 judges appointed for renewable 6-year terms by common accord of Member States. General Council of 18 Central Bankers. 6 Executive designated by the European Council ϩ 12 national central bankers EP ECJ ECB ● ● ● Sets interest rates and other monetary policy for the eurozone as a whole Exercises (prudential) supervision of the euro-zone banking system in collaboration with national central banks Participates in discussions on co-ordination of national economic policies.

Fourth deliberation may be too fragmented to be aggregated into a single public space at Union level. We will return to each of these points in the chapters that follow. The EU, however, is not only a non-state polity. It is also a multi-state, multi-national, non-state polity that operates from beyond the nationstate. This means that in its case democratisation and identity-formation stand in an unusually problematic relationship. Although there are suggestions for how the two might develop in tandem, tensions between them are never far from opposed views of what is needed to legitimate the EU.

Representation. The Commission represents the EU in external negotiations often in conjunction with the Council. Functions 626 directly elected members elected in national constituencies. Organised into: ● multinational party groups, ● national party delegations ● committees 15 judges appointed for renewable 6-year terms by common accord of Member States. General Council of 18 Central Bankers. 6 Executive designated by the European Council ϩ 12 national central bankers EP ECJ ECB ● ● ● Sets interest rates and other monetary policy for the eurozone as a whole Exercises (prudential) supervision of the euro-zone banking system in collaboration with national central banks Participates in discussions on co-ordination of national economic policies.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.96 of 5 – based on 38 votes

Categories: Diplomacy