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Sovereignty, democracy and constitutions: finding the right formula

Chris, Patten


... 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]

CollectionsANU Centre for European Studies (ANUCES)
Date published: 2001
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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