Democracy in Europe

A Political Philosophy of the EU

  • Daniel Innerarity

Part of the The Theories, Concepts and Practices of Democracy book series (PSTCD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Legitimacy Problems in Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
  3. The Complexity of the European Democracy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Daniel Innerarity
      Pages 97-121
  4. A Truly Common Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Daniel Innerarity
      Pages 217-233
    3. Daniel Innerarity
      Pages 235-261
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 281-283

About this book


This book calls for a philosophical consideration of the development, challenges and successes of the European Union. The author argues that conceptual innovation is essential if progress on the European project is to be made; new meanings, rather than financial or institutional engineering solutions, will help solve the crisis. By applying a philosophical approach to diagnosing the EU crisis, the book reconsiders the basic concepts of democracy in the context of the complex reality of the EU and the globalised world where profound social and political changes are taking place. It will be of interest to students and scholars interested in EU politics, political theory and philosophy. 


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Authors and affiliations

  • Daniel Innerarity
    • 1
  1. 1.University of the Basque CountryDonostiaSpain

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