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Europe's Hidden Federalism : Federal Experiences of European Integration (Hardcover) (Bojan Kovacevic)

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The process of European integration has resulted in historically unprecedented levels of economic, institutional and political integration among EU states, without the establishment of a vertical hierarchy of authority. While the European governance process has followed the path of permanent, federal evolution its citizens’ participative action remains firmly within democratic nations. This structure differentiates the EU from all other modern, federal states. Under the mask of economic integration and in the shadow of the unresolved dilemma of the community’s ’finalité politique’ the building of policies can be seen as ’hidden federalism’. Ignoring the dilemma of the federation’s legitimate authority has resulted in an existential crisis for the EU which has become ever more manifest over recent years. This book explores the European Union’s hidden federal features and exposes the challenges of legitimacy, democracy and freedom facing an unfinished political community.
Number of Pages: 237.0
Genre: Political Science
Series Title: Federalism Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Textstream
Author: Bojan Kovacevic
Language: English
Street Date: May 16, 2017
TCIN: 52483995
UPC: 9781472468574
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-1487

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