Political Representation and Legitimacy in the European Union

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Hermann Schmitt, J. J. A. Thomassen
Oxford University Press, 1999 - 306 páginas
How severe a problem is what may be called the democratic deficit of the European Union? This volume elaborates a conceptual framework for the empirical analysis of the alleged democratic deficit.
 

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A Political Community?
25
The Scope of EU Government
47
The Political Regime
74
Policy Performance
90
Distinctiveness and Cohesion of Parties
111
The Cognitive Basis of Voting
129
Policy Preferences and Party Choice
161
Issue Congruence
197
Wishful Thinking Among European Parliamentarians
235
Political Representation and Legitimacy
255
The European Representation Study
269
fieldwork period number of interviews
271
Index
297
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