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In the eurozone, the EU needs greater legitimacy at the national level not only to secure space for domestic politics but also to secure respect for social and economic commitments over time.
Prof. Albert Weale
24 November 2014 More...
Starts: Nov 24, 2014 12:00:00 AM
It's groundhog day in Britain, where the European Union is concerned. The context changes, but the basic issues do not.
Sir Stephen Wall
18 November 2014 More...
Starts: Nov 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM
The recent Scottish referendum set a precedent in contemporary Europe by seeking to deliver, in agreement between Westminster and Holyrood, a binding decision on Scotland's future. The 'participatory process' that took place in Catalonia on 9 November could not be more different. Why is this
so, what are its consequences, and where might we be heading?
Dr Claire Colomb
Dr Uta Staiger
13 November 2014
Starts: Nov 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Interdisciplinary Views on Political Representation in the UK
Publication date: Sep 27, 2012 7:39:00 PM
May 21, 2012 12:00:00 AM
End: Oct 30, 2012 12:00:00 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.