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After the EuroShaping Institutions for Governance in the Wake of European Monetary Union$
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Colin Crouch

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198296393

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198296398.001.0001

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Policies, Institutions, and the Euro: Dilemmas of Legitimacy

Policies, Institutions, and the Euro: Dilemmas of Legitimacy

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(p.162) 6 Policies, Institutions, and the Euro: Dilemmas of Legitimacy
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After the Euro
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Amy Verdun

Thomas Christiansen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198296398.003.0006

Whereas in democratic national systems institutions are legitimated by a political community, at the European level institutions are constructed in order to produce such a community. As a result, institutions like monetary union run a risk of having low popular legitimacy. The authors use this issue to consider the general problem of EU legitimacy.

Keywords:   democracy, euro, European monetary union, European Union, institutions, legitimacy, political community

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