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The European Union and the People

Mette Elise Jolly

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199213078
eISBN:
9780191707155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213078.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The European Union is frequently accused of having a ‘democratic deficit’. Many commentators argue that this could be remedied by increasing the powers of the European Parliament relative to those of ... More


The demos

Mette Elise Jolly

in The European Union and the People

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199213078
eISBN:
9780191707155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213078.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter opens with a theoretical analysis of the concept of democracy with the emphasis on two questions, ‘What does it mean to rule?’ and ‘Who are the people?’ Whilst the introduction of EU ... More


The demos—empirical analysis

Mette Elise Jolly

in The European Union and the People

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199213078
eISBN:
9780191707155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213078.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter uses survey data to measure levels of transnational solidarity, awareness of EU-related matters, and public support for the integration process. It seeks to uncover the extent to which ... More


Critical Republicanism: The Hijab Controversy and Political Philosophy

Cécile Laborde

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199550210
eISBN:
9780191720857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550210.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Theory

This book conducts the first comprehensive philosophical analysis of the hijab controversy in France, this book also conducts a dialogue between contemporary Anglo-American and French political ... More


Official Republicanism, Solidarity, and the Hijab

Cécile Laborde

in Critical Republicanism: The Hijab Controversy and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199550210
eISBN:
9780191720857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550210.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Theory

Chapter 8 introduces the official republican case for requiring minorities to endorse national identity and to privatise their cultural and religious differences, in the name of civic, inter-ethnic ... More


A Layered European Public Sphere

Erik O. Eriksen

in The Unfinished Democratization of Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199572519
eISBN:
9780191722400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572519.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Democratization

The development of post‐national democracy in Europe depends not merely on rights but also on the emergence of an overarching communicative space that functions as a public sphere. But is this ... More


Financing the federal system

Arthur B. Gunlicks

in The Länder and German federalism

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065323
eISBN:
9781781700464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065323.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

According to the official English translation of Article 20, para. 1, of the Basic Law, the Federal Republic of Germany is a ‘democratic and social federal state’. A better translation might be ‘a ... More


The Crisis of Social Democracy in Europe

Michael Keating and David McCrone (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748665822
eISBN:
9780748693863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665822.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This book tackles a puzzle. Given the failings of neo-liberalism revealed by the economic crisis starting in 2008, why was social democracy not triumphant? After all, its political success over much ... More


Norms

Michael Keating

in Rescaling the European State: The Making of Territory and the Rise of the Meso

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199691562
eISBN:
9780191756177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691562.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Rescaling poses two normative questions. The first concerns social solidarity. It has been argued that the weakening of the nation-state threatens solidarity and distribution because of the loss of ... More


Influencing Europe Through the Back Door: The Role of US-Turkey Relations

Nathalie Tocci

in Turkey's European Future: Behind the Scenes of America's Influence on EU-Turkey Relations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784099
eISBN:
9780814784457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784099.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines how the United States has influenced Turkey's path to Europe—deliberately or otherwise—through its own relationship with Turkey. By analyzing the European reactions to US–Turkey ... More


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