While the Lisbon treaty was meant to clarify the European Union’s role and political identity, it remains a challenge for politicians and decision-makers to define. Rethinking Democracy and the European Union looks at both the concept of the EU as a political system, and analyses the meaning and...
Published November 15th 2011 by Routledge
The unsettled political order of Europe
To many, the rejections of the Constitutional Treaty by Dutch and French voters in 2005 came as a shock. However, given the many tensions and the many unresolved issues it was quite unsurprising. The challenges facing the Constitutional debate go to the core of the European integration process as...
Published July 3rd 2008 by Routledge
Reflexive integration in the EU
Today’s Europe is marked by an amazing pace of integration. The European Union now consists of twenty five member states, however there is confusion and disagreement about its future design. Making The European Polity investigates how the European Union should develop and organize...
Published November 21st 2006 by Routledge
This new book tackles the challenges of forging a legitimate constitution for the European Union. The EU is currently in the midst of a comprehensive process of reform. These leading authors clarify its constitutional status, taking stock of the European Charter of Fundamental...
Published May 4th 2005 by Routledge
Integration Through Deliberation?
The European Union is widely held to suffer from a democratic deficit, and this raises a wider question: can democracy at all be applied to decision-making bodies beyond the nation state? Today, the EU is a highly complex entity undergoing profound changes. This book asks how the type of...
Published January 19th 2000 by Routledge