Basingstoke : Macmillan Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Book — xvii, 230 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Acknowledgements List of Figures List of Abbreviations Introduction Why Democracy? Pre-Blairite Democracy in Britain The UK, The EU and The Legitimacy Deficit Power and the European Parliament Democracy and the European Parliament The EU: Vehicle for Participatory Democracy The EU's Options for Participatory Democracy The EU in Britain: Towards Multi-Level Governance Converging Democracy: Blair's Britain and the EU Conclusion: Snapshots and Photographs Bibliography Index.
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This book looks at evolving trends in democracy at EU and UK levels, pointing out the primary shortcomings of both. It examines the relationship between democratic practices of the EU and the UK, explaining the paradox of the way in which the EU, despite the poor quality of its own democracy, has enabled devolved decision making in a novel multi-layer polity. The book also considers future prospects for converged Western European democracy in light of the Labour government's popularizing agenda. . (source: Nielsen Book Data)