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Routledge Studies on Democratising Europe

Edited by Erik Oddvar Eriksen, John Erik Fossum

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  1. Democratic Decision-making in the EU

    Technocracy in Disguise?

    By Anne Elizabeth Stie

    Series: Routledge Studies on Democratising Europe

    This book examines the democratic legitimacy of the European Union (EU) and evaluates the democratic credentials of the EU’s main decision-making procedure. It finds that though there is potential for democratic decision-making in the EU, the actual process is dominated by technocrats and secret...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. States of Democracy

    Gender and Politics in the European Union

    Edited by Yvonne Galligan

    Series: Routledge Studies on Democratising Europe

    The multi-layered political system of the European Union offers a unique environment for the study of comparative democracy. Its policies seek to give effect to an agreed range of values, including that of gender equality. This book explores gender equality and democratic politics in Europe. It...

    Published November 21st 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Politicization of Europe

    Contesting the Constitution in the Mass Media

    By Paul Statham, Hans-Jörg Trenz

    Series: Routledge Studies on Democratising Europe

    This book examines how mass media debates have contributed to the politicization of the European Union. The public controversies over the EU’s attempted Constitution-making (and its failure) sowed the seeds for a process of politicization that has advanced ever since: an increasing visibility for...

    Published September 25th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Rethinking Democracy and the European Union

    Edited by Erik Oddvar Eriksen, John Erik Fossum

    Series: Routledge Studies on Democratising Europe

    While the Lisbon treaty was meant to clarify the European Union’s role and political identity, it remains a challenge for politicians and decision-makers to define. Rethinking Democracy and the European Union looks at both the concept of the EU as a political system, and analyses the meaning and...

    Published November 16th 2011 by Routledge

  5. The New Politics of European Civil Society

    Edited by Ulrike Liebert, Hans-Jörg Trenz

    Series: Routledge Studies on Democratising Europe

    Over the past two decades, civil society has played a pivotal role in Europe, from the demise of Communist rule to the reunification of Europe, followed by the expansion of the single market to the reconstitution of democracy in the enlarged European Union. European civil society has emerged as a...

    Published November 10th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Law, Democracy and Solidarity in a Post-national Union

    The unsettled political order of Europe

    Edited by Erik Oddvar Eriksen, Christian Joerges, Florian Rödl

    Series: Routledge Studies on Democratising Europe

    To many, the rejections of the Constitutional Treaty by Dutch and French voters in 2005 came as a shock. However, given the many tensions and the many unresolved issues it was quite unsurprising. The challenges facing the Constitutional debate go to the core of the European integration process as...

    Published July 4th 2008 by Routledge

  7. The European Union and the Public Sphere

    A Communicative Space in the Making?

    Edited by John Erik Fossum, Philip R. Schlesinger

    Series: Routledge Studies on Democratising Europe

    The European Union is often attacked for its ‘democratic deficit’, namely its deficiencies in representation, transparency and accountability, as well as its lack of popular support. Can these shortcomings be counteracted by the development of a viable European public sphere? This book assesses the...

    Published June 10th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Questioning EU Enlargement

    Europe in Search of Identity

    Edited by Helene Sjursen

    Series: Routledge Studies on Democratising Europe

    This new book takes a unique approach to the study of European enlargement, tackling key questions. What kind of understanding of the EU do the enlargement processes speak to? Do decisions to enlarge mainly suggest that the EU is a free market, focusing on potential economic gains? Do they indicate...

    Published October 22nd 2007 by Routledge

  9. Making The European Polity

    Reflexive integration in the EU

    Edited by Erik Oddvar Eriksen

    Series: Routledge Studies on Democratising Europe

    Today’s Europe is marked by an amazing pace of integration. The European Union now consists of twenty five member states, however there is confusion and disagreement about its future design. Making The European Polity investigates how the European Union should develop and organize...

    Published November 22nd 2006 by Routledge

  10. Developing a Constitution for Europe

    Edited by Erik Oddvar Eriksen, John Erik Fossum, Agustin Jose Menedez

    Series: Routledge Studies on Democratising Europe

    This new book tackles the challenges of forging a legitimate constitution for the European Union. The EU is currently in the midst of a comprehensive process of reform. These leading authors clarify its constitutional status, taking stock of the European Charter of Fundamental...

    Published May 5th 2005 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. The European Union’s Non-Members: Independence under hegemony?
    Edited by Erik Oddvar Eriksen, John Erik Fossum
    To Be Published May 30th 2015

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