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The Resource What's wrong with the European Union and how to fix it, Simon Hix

What's wrong with the European Union and how to fix it, Simon Hix

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What's wrong with the European Union and how to fix it
Title
What's wrong with the European Union and how to fix it
Statement of responsibility
Simon Hix
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The European Union seems incapable of undertaking economic reforms and defining its place in the world. Public apathy towards the EU is also increasing, as citizens feel isolated from the institutions in Brussels and see no way to influence European level decisions. Taking a diagnosis and cure approach to the EU's difficulties, Simon Hix tackles these problems with distinct clarity and open-mindedness. What the EU needs, Hix contends, is more open political competition. This would promote policy innovation, foster coalitions across the institutions, provide incentives for the media to cover developments in Brussels, and enable citizens to identify who governs in the EU and to take sides in policy debates. The EU is ready for this new challenge. The institutional reforms since the 1980s have transformed the EU into a more competitive polity, and political battles and coalitions are developing inside and between the European Parliament, the Council, and the Commission. This emerging politics should be more central to the Brussels policy process, with clearer coalitions and identifiable winners and losers, at least in the short term. The risks are low because the EU has multiple checks-and-balances. Yet, the potential benefits are high, as more open politics could enable the EU to overcome policy gridlock, rebuild public support, and reduce the democratic deficit. This indispensable book will be of great interest to students of the European politics, scholars, policy makers and anyone concerned with the future of the European Union.--Publisher description
Cataloging source
UKM
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Hix, Simon.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • European Union countries
  • European Union
  • Union européenne
  • European Union
Label
What's wrong with the European Union and how to fix it, Simon Hix
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 200-207) and index
Contents
Why the European Union is more necessary than ever -- The diagnosis. Policy gridlock ; Lack of popular legitimacy ; A democratic deficit -- The cure. The case for 'limited democratic politics' in the EU ; How the EU is ready for limited democratic politics ; Encouraging democratic politics in the EU ; A scenario : the 2009 European Commission President Contest -- Conclusion and response to potential critiques
Control code
ocn182734179
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 220 p.
Isbn
9780745642055
Lccn
2008299009
Note
Law Pack 1 bib class law
Other physical details
ill.
Label
What's wrong with the European Union and how to fix it, Simon Hix
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 200-207) and index
Contents
Why the European Union is more necessary than ever -- The diagnosis. Policy gridlock ; Lack of popular legitimacy ; A democratic deficit -- The cure. The case for 'limited democratic politics' in the EU ; How the EU is ready for limited democratic politics ; Encouraging democratic politics in the EU ; A scenario : the 2009 European Commission President Contest -- Conclusion and response to potential critiques
Control code
ocn182734179
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 220 p.
Isbn
9780745642055
Lccn
2008299009
Note
Law Pack 1 bib class law
Other physical details
ill.
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