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The State of the European UnionRisks, Reform, Resistance, and Revival$
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Maria Green Cowles and Michael Smith

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198297574

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198297572.001.0001

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Democracy, Legitimacy, and the European Parliament

Democracy, Legitimacy, and the European Parliament

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(p.228) 12 Democracy, Legitimacy, and the European Parliament
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The State of the European Union
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Roger Scully

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198297572.003.0012

This chapter examines the policy impact and level of support enjoyed by the European Parliament (EP). The EP has failed to secure deep-rooted support among the European public and significant sectors of the political elite. It is a ‘vulnerable’ legislature without a solid constituency of support, rendering its hard-won policy prerogatives subject to future challenges. This vulnerability is attributed to its inability to generate a sense of democratic legitimacy for the EU as a whole.

Keywords:   European Parliament, legislature, European Union, democracy, legitimacy

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