A Democratic Audit of the European Union

  • Christopher Lord

Part of the One Europe or Several? book series (OES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Christopher Lord
    Pages 1-15
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    Pages 219-228
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 229-256

About this book


A Democratic Audit of the European Union provides a systematic assessment of democracy in the EU against clearly defined criteria. Christopher Lord offers a double challenge to generalizations about a democratic deficit in the EU. On the one hand, it shows that standards of democratic performance in the EU may vary across Union institutions and decision-making processes. On the other hand, it shows that they can vary across key dimensions of democratic governance, including citizenship, rights, participation, representation, responsiveness, transparency and accountability.


democracy Europe European Union European Union (EU) Governance

Authors and affiliations

  • Christopher Lord
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeedsUK

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