Sovereignty, democracy and constitutions: finding the right formula
... As the EU increases its fields of action, and asserts itself more on the global stage, it is fuelling an increasing amount of soul-searching and debate in Europe. Does the EU suffer from a democratic deficit? What are the implications for national sovereignty? Will a written constitution bestow greater popular legitimacy? These are serious questions, and the answers may have even more serious implications. My own view, as I shall argue later, is that Europe can learn lessons from...[Show more]
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