All politics is national, but policy is supra-national: a decisive discrepancy

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In this paper I will show that politics is national in terms of both issue salience and elite recruitment patterns, while policy-making is increasingly being shifted to the supra-national level where popular support and legitimacy are low and democratic control is inadequate. This supra-national level of decision-making is characterised above all by nationally elected politicians who face little opposition, scrutiny or democratic supervision.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages16
JournalInternationale Politik und Gesellschaft
Issue number03
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004


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