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The European Union: Democratic Principles and Institutional Architectures in Times of Crisis

Simona Piattoni

Abstract

This book attempts to answer the question ‘Which institutional architecture for which kind of democracy for the EU?’ by bringing together the two strands of the debate—the institutional analysis of the Union and its democratic assessment. Its aim is to discuss a series of institutional architectures in the light of the democratic quality of the processes and decisions generated by them. The discussion of the various institutional architectures is then matched by a discussion of the principles according to which institutional architectures and governance structures must be assessed. The first p ... More

Keywords: European Union, institutional architectures, democracy, crisis, legitimacy, sustainability

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198716273
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716273.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simona Piattoni, editor
Professor of Politics Science, University of Trento

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