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"Democracy and European integration theory in the 1990s"

Chryssochoou, Dimitris N. (1997) "Democracy and European integration theory in the 1990s". In: UNSPECIFIED, Seattle, WA. (Unpublished)

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    At the dawn of a new millennium, a fundamental theoretical challenge confronts the student of European integration: to conceptualise the emerging patterns of interaction between the European Union (EU) and its component state/citizen parts, by taking into account the intersection between different theoretical approaches. The aim is to enhance our understanding of the structural conditions and operational dynamics of Union governance, as they unfold against the background of a formal constitutional revision. Whatever the end-product of the revision process may be, the following questions warrant our attention. What is new about the nature of integration in the 1990s? Is it possible to classify the emerging Euro-polity under a comprehensive model of governance? If yes, then what are the appropriate theoretical lenses to that end? What are the limits and possibilities of an 'ever closer union' among distinct, yet highly interdependent, polities? Has a terminal state of union become discernible? And finally, what is the dominant character of the relationship between democracy (as demos control) and integration (as polity formation) in the post-Maastricht era?

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > democracy/democratic deficit
    Other > integration theory (see also researching and writing the EU in this section)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1997 (5th), May 29-June 1, 1997
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2007
    Page Range: p. 16
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:22

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