Democracy in the European Union: Towards the Emergence of a Public Sphere
Liana Giorgi, Ingmar von Homeyer, Wayne Parsons
Routledge, Sep 27, 2006 - Political Science - 232 pages
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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The political sociology of the European public sphere
2 Democratization and the European Union
3 Participatory governance in the European Union
4 The emergence of a European political class
5 The antiglobalization movement and the European agenda
6 The European Union as a Community of values
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