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The Constitution of European Democracy

Dieter Grimm


Europe is in crisis. With rising unrest among citizens of European Union Member States exemplified by the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU), and the growing popularity of anti-EU political parties, this book presents the argument that Europe has to change its method of further integration or risks failure. The book asserts that currently the EU does not have enough sources of legitimation to uphold itself, surviving solely on the legitimation provided by Member States. One popular remedy is the suggestion of ‘parliamentarization’ of the EU, giving the European Parliament the power ... More

Keywords: re-politicization, Europe, EU, political parties, national parliaments, parliamentarization, European Parliament, legitimacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198805120
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198805120.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dieter Grimm, author
Professor of Law, Humboldt University