Democratic Deficit in the European Union? Research Paper by The Research Group

Democratic Deficit in the European Union?
This paper examines claims of a democratic deficit in the European Union.
# 74120 | 5,876 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2004 | US

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In this article , claims of a "democratic deficit" in the European Union (E.U.) are examined. The writer discusses the meaning of democracy. The writer looks at the comparison of institutions in contemporary democratic states and the E.U. The writer also discusses the possible development of the E.U. The writer concludes that there is not a democracy deficit.

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"Two centuries of often-bloody struggles have made Europe a continent of democracies strongly established across the Western and Central European regions that now comprise the European Union. But is this great and difficult achievement now threatened by the emergence of the European Union (E.U,) itself, as a less than fully democratic entity. This question has come to be a matter of increasing debate in recent years as the E.U. has emerged as more than a mere alliance of ... "

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