Democratic Dilemmas of Multilevel Governance

Legitimacy, Representation and Accountability in the European Union

  • Joan DeBardeleben
  • Achim Hurrelmann

Part of the Transformations of the State book series (TRST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Joan DeBardeleben, Achim Hurrelmann
      Pages 1-14
  3. Multilevel Governance and Democratic Legitimacy: Conceptual Issues

  4. Social Underpinnings of Democracy in the EU

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Hartmut Wessler, Michael Brüggemann, Katharina Kleinen-von Königslöw, Stefanie Sifft, Andreas Wimmel
      Pages 94-116
  5. Political Participation in the EU’s Multilevel System

  6. EU Enlargement, Democracy and Multilevel Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Yvonne Galligan, Sara Clavero
      Pages 216-239
    3. Joan DeBardeleben, Achim Hurrelmann
      Pages 240-243
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 244-255

About this book


Focusing on the EU, this volume, with a combination of theoretical perspectives and empirical research, examines the problems multilevel governance causes for democratic legitimacy by placing it in a comparative and theoretical context, and explore how challenges faced by the EU compare with those faced by traditional federal systems worldwide.


democracy EU Enlargement Europe European Integration European Parliament European Union European Union (EU) gender Governance identity Integration Nation parliament participation political participation

Editors and affiliations

  • Joan DeBardeleben
    • 1
  • Achim Hurrelmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Carleton UniversityCanada

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