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Democratic Deficit in the EU: Towards Parliamentary Democracy?!
Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Sociology.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

Nowadays, the western societies are based on parliamentary democracy. Therefore, weak legislative power of the European Parliament is alleged for the democratic deficit in the EU. How it can be possible that the parliamentary democracy which is practiced on the national level can be achieved beyond the nation-states without diminishing the democracy at the nation-states? If not, how legitimacy can be obtained so that the continued existence and expansion of the EU should be justified? Since expectations for democratization of the EU are still unmet, finding answers to the actual questions is a great appeal. The thesis will explore the fundamental debates and arguments contributing to the democracy in the EU through the parliaments. I will try to reflect to the different ways of thinking and the prospects of establishing parliamentary democracy beyond the nation states.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
Democracy Deficit, European Parliament, European Union
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-5466OAI: diva2:519039
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-03-28 Created: 2011-03-28 Last updated: 2012-04-24Bibliographically approved

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