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The EU is faced with the challenges of fashioning practices and institutions that reconcile the conflicting demands on political representatives from their international partners and their domestic constituents. This has been particularly manifest in the eurozone recently, but it reflects a deeper challenge which also concerns non euro-area members such as the UK.
Prof Albert Weale (UCL SPP)
19 March 2015 More...
Starts: Mar 19, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Professor Laborde warns against the reactivist response to
the Paris murders: they misunderstand the role played by free speech and by laïcité. Further, they allow criminals to
set the term of the debate on how to better facilitate Muslim integration if
Professor Cécile Laborde
26 February 2015 More...
Starts: Feb 26, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Eeckhout revisits the question of EU reform, including different options for
and legal as well as political constraints of such reform.
Professor Piet Eeckhout
20 January 2015 More...
Starts: Jan 20, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Interdisciplinary Views on Political Representation in the UK
Publication date: Sep 27, 2012 07:39 PM
May 21, 2012 12:00 AM
End: Oct 30, 2012 12:00 AM
Dr Sandra Kröger
“Not all observers would share the view that the current European crisis is as much a crisis of politics as economics. Yet it is fair to assume that the EU is currently undergoing a severe political crisis. This crisis relates as much to the democratic legitimacy of its institutions as it does to their broader social legitimacy and that of the European project as such” (Kröger, 2012).
This working paper edited by Dr. Sarah Kröger (Marie Curie Fellow, Exeter) takes an interdisciplinary view on the current European crisis and what it means for the EU’s legitimacy. Has the “democratic deficit” increased as a result of the crisis, is it an overstatement, does it exist? If yes, how to deal with it? More than thirty academics, researchers and policymakers across Europe provide their opinion on the subject over a straightforward set of Q&A. Different disciplinary, methodological but also political views provide an in depth perspective on the question of the European crisis and the democratic deficit.