Democracy in the European Union: Towards the Emergence of a Public Sphere

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Liana Giorgi, Ingmar von Homeyer, Wayne Parsons
Routledge, Sep 27, 2006 - Political Science - 232 pages
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An invaluable exploration of the concern that transfers of power to European Union institutions are producing a worrying new form of democratic deficit.
  

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Contents

The political sociology of the European public sphere
1
2 Democratization and the European Union
24
3 Participatory governance in the European Union
43
4 The emergence of a European political class
79
5 The antiglobalization movement and the European agenda
115
6 The European Union as a Community of values
135
The case of the Czech Republic
157
What future for European integration and democracy?
180
Bibliography
199
Index
209
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About the author (2006)

Liana Giorgi is Vice-Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Comparative Research in the Social Sciences (ICCR), Austria.

Ingmar von Homeyer is a Senior Fellow at Ecologic, Institute for International and European Environmental Policy, Berlin/Brussels.

Wayne Parsons is Professor of Public Policy and Head of Department at Queen Mary, University of London, UK.

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