Europeiska Unionens demokratiska underskott: -en textanalys av Lissabonfördraget
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This essay focus on the European Union and its democracy both from a national perspective and from an international perspective. Furthermore, the essay center on the concept of democratic deficit, this in order to study the European Union´s status regarding the democratic legitimacy. This study intends to nuance the problems that previous research and previous researchers have defined as democratic deficits in the European Union and ends up in conducting a textual analysis of the latest European Union treaty, the Lisbon Treaty.
The aim is that by using previous research on the democratic deficit in the European Union examine whether the Lisbon Treaty has enhanced the EU's position regarding democratic legitimacy. In other words, my study aims to identify what the deficit is and if it exists.
The results show that the Lisbon Treaty has been trying to improve the democratic legitimacy and that some practical adjustments have been made, but it also show that there is much that still can be improved before citizens have full democratic rights.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 35 p.
Democracy, democratic deficit, national democracy, international democracy, the Lisbon Treaty and the European Union
Demokrati, demokratiskt underskott, nationell demokrati, internationell demokrati, Lissabonfördraget och Europeiska unionen.
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-31612OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-31612DiVA: diva2:690548
Subject / course
Europena Studies Programme, 180 credits
Silander, Daniel, Lektor
Uddhammar, Emil, Professor