Table of contents
Institutional Mechanisms for Citizen Involvement and Innovative Instruments of Participatory Democracy: An Attempt to Promote an Active Citizenship and Improve the Legislative Legitimacy of the EU
Legal Formalization of Fundamental Rights in the EU: Toward a More Inclusive and Politically Responsible Europe
Supranational Options to Reinforce the Political Legitimacy of the EU
Extending the European Democratic Model to Other Global and International Actors: The EU as an Embryo of Cosmopolitan Polity?
About this book
This book addresses one of the most relevant challenges to the sustainability of the European Union (EU) as a political project: the deficit of citizens’ support. It identifies missing elements of popular legitimacy and makes proposals for their formal inclusion in a future Treaty reform, while assessing the contribution that the EU may make to global governance by expanding a credible democratic model to other international actors. The contributors offer perspectives from law, political science, and sociology, and the 15 case studies of different aspects of the incipient European demos provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of these pertinent questions. The edited volume provides a truly interdisciplinary study of the citizens’ role in the European political landscape that can serve as a basis for further analyses of the EU’s democratic legitimacy. It will be of use to legal scholars and political scientists interested in the EU’s democratic system, institutional setup and external relations.
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- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41381-5
- Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
- Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
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- Print ISBN 978-3-319-41380-8
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