Democracy beyond the State: Insights from the European Union

Author
Achim Hurrelmann
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
129
Issue Number
1
Publication Date
Spring 2014
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
ACHIM HURRELMANN looks at lessons that could be drawn from the European Union about the democratization of other non-state entities. He argues that the EU's non-state character is no insurmountable obstacle to democratization. The “democratic deficit” of the European Union is rooted in the institutional design of its multilevel system and is further influenced by limited and uninformed citizen participation in EU politics.
Political Geography
Europe