9780745642048

What's Wrong with the European Union and How to Fix It

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  • ISBN13:

    9780745642048

  • ISBN10:

    0745642047

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-04-07
  • Publisher: Polity Pr

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Summary

This indispensable book on the current state and future of the European Union will be of great interest to students of the European politics, scholars, policy makers.

Author Biography

Simon Hix is Professor of European and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
Preface
Introduction
Why the European Union is More Necessary than Ever
The Diagnosis
Policy Gridlock
Lack of Popular Legitimacy
A Democratic Deficit
The Cure
The Case for 'Limited Democratic Politics' in the EU
How the EU is Ready for Limited Democratic Politics
Encouraging Democratic Politics in the EU
A Scenario: The 2009 European Commission President Contest
Conclusion and Response to Potential Critiques
References
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