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Representing Europeans: A Pragmatic Approach

Richard Rose


This book makes an assessment of the challenge facing the European Union today: it can no longer carry out integration by stealth. Measures adopted to save the eurozone impose visible political costs without clearly visible benefits. There is a lack of popular commitment to more European integration because EU institutions represent its citizens indirectly or not at all. Reliance on citizenship is politically dangerous, since people retain the power to reject their national government because of commitments it makes in Brussels. The book’s pragmatic approach recommends that enhanced European i ... More

Keywords: European Union, integration, eurozone, EU institutions, citizenship, national government, Federalists, Eurosceptics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199654765
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199654765.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Rose, author
Professor of Politics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow