Democratic Decision-making in the EU: Technocracy in by Anne Elizabeth Stie

By Anne Elizabeth Stie

This e-book examines the democratic legitimacy of the eu Union (EU) and evaluates the democratic credentials of the EU’s major decision-making process. It reveals that notwithstanding there's capability for democratic decision-making within the ecu, the particular method is ruled via technocrats and mystery meetings.


The ebook assesses and discusses the stipulations for democratic enter in decision-making with 5 empirical chapters each one addressing the standard legislative technique from varied dimensions: democratic deliberative boards, inclusion, openness, strength neutralising mechanisms and decision-making capability. The analytical framework presents for an in-depth review of the normal legislative procedure’s strength democratic features and examines no matter if it fulfils democratic standards, how the method works in perform and no matter if it has the required democratic clout. the writer offers either a theoretical dialogue and an empirical review of what function the primary of democracy may perhaps play within the EU.


Filling a niche in european legislative stories and contributing to the controversy at the eu democratic deficit, Democratic Decision-making within the EU might be of curiosity to scholars and students of eu Union politics, legislative stories and deliberative democracy.

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