Parliaments and Democracy in Europe in the Era of the Euro

Richard S. Katz and 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:
 Parliaments and Democracy in Europe in the Era of the Euro

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The idea of basing further progress towards European integration on a permissive consensus has been substantially challenged since the signing of the Maastricht Treaty, primarily because of its objective of establishing a single European currency. The Euro has strong implications for increasing the visibility of the lack of democratic accountability, and of the lack of a European demos. In the light of these developments, the chapter brings together a number of conclusions suggested throughout this volume.

Keywords: alternative futures; democratic accountability; Euro; permissive consensus

Chapter.  6731 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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