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The Justification of Europe: A Political Theory of Supranational Integration

Jürgen Neyer


This book submits a political theory of supranational integration that is established on the individual right to justification. This right is integrated in a procedural theory of justice that builds on the work of Rainer Forst. It is a theory that is both normatively sound and empirically applicable to the EU. This theory takes individual liberty as its normative backbone and understands governance arrangements as instruments for fostering this value. Its conceptual heart is the individual right to justification, that is, the right of all of us to receive good reasons for any limitations that ... More

Keywords: European Union, legitimacy, justification, procedural theory of justice, democracy

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199641246
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641246.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jürgen Neyer, author
Professor of European Politics, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)

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