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Democracy in the European Union

by Stefano Micossi
22 February 2008

Democracy in the European Union

Stefano Micossi

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In this Working Document, Stefano Micossi, Director General of Assonime, argues that once the Union is recognised for what it is – an innovative polity, where power is shared by a large number of players with many participation and influence-wielding mechanisms, – it becomes apparent that on the whole it complies with democratic legitimisation standards no less than do member states, even if multiple, and potentially conflicting legitimisation channels and principles may confuse observers.

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Democracy in the European Union
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