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Democratic Legitimacy Under Conditions of Regulatory Competition: Why Europe Differs from the United States

Fritz W. Scharpf

in The Federal Vision: Legitimacy and Levels of Governance in the United States and the European Union

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245000
eISBN:
9780191599996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245002.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Addresses concern over the so‐called ‘democratic deficit’ in the EU in comparison with the USA. The author deduces that there are two reasons for the political salience of this alleged deficit: the ... More


Welfare Performance and Welfare Support

Wim Van Oorschot and Bart Meuleman (eds)

in Contested Welfare States: Welfare Attitudes in Europe and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782524
eISBN:
9780804783170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782524.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the relationship between perceived welfare performance and people's support for welfare state responsibility. It indicates that performance has predictive power in addition to ... More


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