A Note on Political Contestability and the Future of the European Union
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
 
ID 1390564
Author(s) Weder, Rolf; Grubel, Herbert G.
Author(s) at UniBasel Weder, Rolf
Year 2012
Title A Note on Political Contestability and the Future of the European Union
Journal Kyklos
Volume 65
Number 3
Pages / Article-Number 408-423
Abstract In this paper, we argue that, first, the contestable-markets hypothesis increases our understanding of why and how public referenda and initiatives are beneficial for the political decision-making process and, second, that these direct-democratic instruments could solve some of the current and pending institutional problems of the European Union (EU) and reshape its process of political integration. The Lisbon Treaty includes some attempts in this direction which, however, are half-hearted and thus hardly increase the democratic control of the EU by its member states and their citizens.
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN/ISBN 0023-5962
edoc-URL http://edoc.unibas.ch/dok/A6031644
Full Text on edoc No
Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1111/j.1467-6435.2012.00544.x
ISI-Number WOS:000306081600006
Document type (ISI) Article
 
   

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