Legitimacy and the European Union by T. Banchoff

By T. Banchoff

Because the Maastricht ratification debate of the early Nineties, the legitimacy of the eu Union has develop into a subject matter of controversy. With remarkable strength, Europeans have all started to query the necessity for deeper integration. a few worry threats to demonstrated nationwide identities, whereas others understand the emergence of yet robust Brussels, past the succeed in of democratic keep an eye on. Legitimacy and the ecu Union breaks with verified ways to the matter of the legitimacy of the eu Union via targeting the hot development in the direction of reconceptualization of the european now not as a superstate or a company of states, yet as a multi-level, contested polity with no precedent. The publication examines the consequences of this reconceptualization for the matter of legitimacy. person chapters specialise in coverage components, associations and identification politics. Taken jointly, they achieve major conclusions. whereas Europeans don't strongly establish with the european, they more and more realize it as a framework for politics along present nationwide and subnational buildings. And whereas the ecu lacks significant democratic associations, the combination technique has spawned major casual and pluralist varieties of illustration. Rethinking attractiveness and illustration ouside the context of the state country issues to big, if little understood, real and capability resources of european legitimacy.

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This extension of rights creates a divergence between nationality and citizenship —categories that traditionally coincide in the context of nation states. In the process, European citizenship sanctions the possibility of multiple, compatible political identities, national and European. Moreover, by extending democratic participation, European citizenship represents a potential source of legitimacy for the integration process as a whole. European citizenship, Koslowski contends, is far more than empty symbolism.

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