Democracy in Europe

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Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, 2000 - Democracy - 254 pages
Siedentop examines whether representative government is feasible across the vast physical scale and human diversity of Europe, exploring the threat to local autonomy and individual freedom, and anatomizing the widely different political cultures of Britain, France, and Germany. He balances an understanding of the great theorists of supranational government, especially Montesquieu and De Tocqueville, with a deep, though critical, appreciation of contemporary Europe.

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A political philosopher's tract on the European Union. Enthusiasts of the great theorists of liberty (Locke, Rawls, etc.) will enjoy Siedentop (Political Science/Oxford Univ.). Launching his argument ... Read full review

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Effectively discusses the debate, or lack of debate, in the on going European Union project. He sheds light on the development of its constitution relative to the US Constitution. Read full review


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