, Volume 43, Issue 6, pp 316–340 | Cite as

Still in democratic deficit

  • Christopher Lord
Forum Does the EU Suffer from a Democratic Deficit?


The rejection of the Lisbon Treaty by the Irish electorate has given new vigour to the debate on the European Union’s widely perceived democratic deficit. Does the EU indeed have a serious democracy problem? What are the options open to the European political leadership and which of these should be acted upon?


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Lord
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  1. 1.ARENA, the Centre for European Studiesthe University of OsloOsloNorway

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