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Institutional Change and the Future Political Order

Bernhard Wessels

in The European Parliament, National Parliaments, and European Integration

Published in print June 1999 | ISBN: 9780198296607
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599620 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198296606.003.0011
 Institutional Change and the Future Political Order

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This chapter describes the current preferences for institutional change and the future political order in the EU. It is not clear which institutional means might help narrow the gap between state building and democracy, improving co‐ordination, control, and linkages. The differences and tensions in attitudes between countries, levels and ideological groups seem to be so considerable as to imply that consensus on a European political order, and thereby its construction itself, is far from feasible.

Keywords: future political order; institutional change

Chapter.  4280 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: European Union

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