Paying Tribute to the Ghost of Democratic Deficit [blog]

U. Belavusau

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Abstract

EU academia is deeply infected by a virus called “democratic deficit”. Last week parliamentary elections in Europe revealed the need to challenge this virus and explain why politicising the Commission (the direction enthusiastically advanced in recent EU scholarship) is largely erroneous and potentially mortal for the EU immune system. I take this occasion to further sketch the current politics of the constitutional argument about democratic deficit in EU law, summarize its major fallacies and, finally, illustrate my conclusions against the background of the last week election results.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationVerfBlog
PublisherVerfassungsblog: On Matters Constitutional
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2014

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Belavusau, U. (Author). (2014). Paying Tribute to the Ghost of Democratic Deficit [blog]. Online publication or Website, VerfBlog: Verfassungsblog: On Matters Constitutional. Retrieved from http://www.verfassungsblog.de/en/paying-tribute-ghost-democratic-deficit/#.U4xDvRb9PKi
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