Making democracy the priority in EU Economic Governance: Four theses on the foundations of the T-Dem project

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Abstract

The T-Dem project of Hennette, Piketty, Sacriste and Vauchez puts the spotlight on, possibly, the main shortcoming of the flurry of recent Eurozone reforms: the lack of effective democratic controls. I offer a sympathetic comment on the initiative that goes to endorse and reinforce much of its intentions. However, I also raise two criticisms as I insist on the need to disentangle democratic reforms from any substantial policy proposals and advocate strengthening accountability relations between the present institutions rather than establishing a new Parliamentary Assembly for the Eurozone.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-65
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean papers
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 18 Mar 2018

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Keywords

  • democratic deficit
  • EU economic governance
  • European Parliament
  • Eurozone crisis
  • interparliamentary coordination
  • national parliaments

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