Democratizing the European Union: Issues for the Twenty-First Century
Catherine Hoskyns, Michael Newman
Manchester University Press, Aug 5, 2000 - Political Science - 208 pages
The European Union's "democratic deficit," and ways that might be found to resolve it, are hot issues in both academic debate and practical politics. This book offers a fresh approach to the subject by bringing together a diverse range of authors who have been actively involved either in analyzing the activities of the EU or in participating in them. It goes beyond a primarily institutional approach by highlighting the less obvious barriers to participation experienced by those campaigning for the rights of disadvantaged groups.
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