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Political linkage in the European Union

Schmitt, Hermann

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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]

dc.contributor.authorSchmitt, Hermann
dc.contributor.editorFarrell, David
dc.contributor.editorIgnazi, Piero
dc.contributor.editorRömmele, Andrea
dc.date.accessioned2003-09-25
dc.date.accessioned2004-05-19T18:19:29Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T08:53:57Z
dc.date.available2004-05-19T18:19:29Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T08:53:57Z
dc.date.created2003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/41801
dc.identifier.urihttp://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/41801
dc.description.abstractThe 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 deficit of the EU is caused by a defective process of opinion formation much more than by problems of interest intermediation. We end with a proposal for EU constitutional reform that suggests itself as an appropriate means to more effectively shape the process of opinion formation.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherPraeger
dc.subjectlinkage
dc.subjectsociety
dc.subjectpolitics
dc.subjectEU
dc.subjectEuropean Union
dc.subjectdemocracy
dc.subjectdemocratic deficit
dc.subjectopinion formation
dc.subjectinterest intermediation
dc.titlePolitical linkage in the European Union
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.refereedno
local.identifier.citationpublicationEssays in Honor of Kay Lawson
local.identifier.citationyear2003
local.identifier.eprintid1995
local.rights.ispublishedinpress
dc.date.issued2003
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