Nettsider med emneord «Democracy»
By analysing the three main CSDP committees, Mai'a K. Davis Cross sheds light on where secrecy exists and how it works in its relationship to the EU's foreign poilcy outcomes in the journal West European Politics.
A common view in scholarly literature and public debate is that the relationship between parties and interest groups shapes the nature of democratic governance. Still, party-group relationships have been largely overlooked by political scientists to date and taken for granted across different countries, institutional make-ups, types of party systems, and sectors. The proposed research project will advance the state of the art in this field by seeking to systematically examine the nature, the shaping factors and the consequences for policy-making of party-group relationships in long-established democracies across the world.
This paper evaluates the mediatizing potential of the internet on the politics of European integration and the process of enhancing the democratic legitimacy of the European Union (EU) through an analysis of online debates during the 2009 EU elections.
Asimina Michailidou and Hans-Jörg Trenz
Some claim that the Norwegian ‘No’-campaigners won in 1994, but have lost ever since. Every government since 1994 has brought Norway closer to the EU. Where does this leave democracy?
This paper contributes to the philosophical exchanges of Nussbaum’s version of the capability approach. Nussbaum herself presents her contribution as an alternative to John Rawls’ theory of justice, and following her lead, this paper compares Nussbaum and Rawls.
The paper critically examines the democratic theory that informs the German Federal Constitutional Court’s Lisbon Treaty ruling, and argues that the ruling and the justification speak to several – distinctly different – models of democracy.
Erik Oddvar Eriksen and John Erik Fossum
Helene Sjursen explores the sources of legitimacy of the European Union's (EU) Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) in the journal Global Affairs.
Can there be democracy beyond the nation state, and in that case: which democracy for Europe?
In this paper, the authors confront some commonly held assumptions and objections with regard to the feasibility of deliberation in a transnational and plurilingual setting. To illustrate their argument, they rely on a solid set of both quantitative and qualitative data from Europolis, a transnational deliberative experiment that took place one week ahead of the 2009 European Parliamentary elections.
Irena Fiket, Espen D. H. Olsen, Hans-Jörg Trenz
In this article Trenz argues that the tension between normative standards and legitimating practice should be considered as constitutive for the emergence of a European public sphere. Against recent attempts to define the European public sphere in purely descriptive terms, this implies the need to re-introduce the normativity of the public sphere as part of the dynamics of an evolving communicative space in Europe.
Equal pay for work of equal value is a fundamental principle in European Union (EU) law and so in the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement. The paper takes as its point of departure the debate in Norway on the interpretation of EEA equal pay legislation, and relates this debate to the broader equal pay controversy in Norway.
Geert Mak has followed in John Steinbeck's path on his trip to the USA. Euope has much to learn from the American project whether we like it or not.