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Political linkage in the European Union

Schmitt, Hermann


The subject of the present paper is the state of linkage between society and politics in the European Union (EU). In this field, political science is a science of democracy: the democratization of the EU is a ubiquitous issue. We therefore begin with a clarification of the notion of a ”democratic deficit” in the European Union. In the second and third parts, we address questions of interest intermediation and opinion formation. In doing so, we try to substantiate the view that the democratic...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Book chapter


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