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Framgång eller misslyckande: En analys av Lissabonfördraget ur två demokratiteorier

Härshammar, Helena LU (2009) STVK01 20092
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
The Lisbon treaty entered into force on the 1st of December 2009 and this alters the way the European Union is governed. This thesis examines if some of the most important constitutional changes will enhance the democratic legitimacy of the European Union. The focus of my analysis is on the following aspects: that the use of qualified majority voting has expanded in the Council of Ministers; that the European Parliament has gained greater influence over EU-politics and that the role of the national parliaments has changed in several ways.
My thesis is a case study where I have approached the European Union as a unique case. Its ever increasing powers and unparalleled position on the global arena justifies it as an interesting case in its... (More)
The Lisbon treaty entered into force on the 1st of December 2009 and this alters the way the European Union is governed. This thesis examines if some of the most important constitutional changes will enhance the democratic legitimacy of the European Union. The focus of my analysis is on the following aspects: that the use of qualified majority voting has expanded in the Council of Ministers; that the European Parliament has gained greater influence over EU-politics and that the role of the national parliaments has changed in several ways.
My thesis is a case study where I have approached the European Union as a unique case. Its ever increasing powers and unparalleled position on the global arena justifies it as an interesting case in its own right.
For my analysis I use two democracy theories: one is based on Robert A. Dahl’s book “Democracy and its critics” and the other is the deliberative democracy theory.
The result of my analysis is that democracy will increase in my chosen areas. However, in my conclusion I elaborate my result by taking into account the differences between the starting points of my two chosen theories and how this might affect the outcome. (Less)
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author
Härshammar, Helena LU
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organization
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STVK01 20092
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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deliberativ demokrati, Robert A. Dahl, demokrati, EU, Europeiska Unionen, Lissabonfördraget
language
Swedish
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1526277
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2010-02-01 11:45:22
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  abstract     = {The Lisbon treaty entered into force on the 1st of December 2009 and this alters the way the European Union is governed. This thesis examines if some of the most important constitutional changes will enhance the democratic legitimacy of the European Union. The focus of my analysis is on the following aspects: that the use of qualified majority voting has expanded in the Council of Ministers; that the European Parliament has gained greater influence over EU-politics and that the role of the national parliaments has changed in several ways.
My thesis is a case study where I have approached the European Union as a unique case. Its ever increasing powers and unparalleled position on the global arena justifies it as an interesting case in its own right.
For my analysis I use two democracy theories: one is based on Robert A. Dahl’s book “Democracy and its critics” and the other is the deliberative democracy theory. 
The result of my analysis is that democracy will increase in my chosen areas. However, in my conclusion I elaborate my result by taking into account the differences between the starting points of my two chosen theories and how this might affect the outcome.},
  author       = {Härshammar, Helena},
  keyword      = {deliberativ demokrati,Robert A. Dahl,demokrati,EU,Europeiska Unionen,Lissabonfördraget},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Framgång eller misslyckande: En analys av Lissabonfördraget ur två demokratiteorier},
  year         = {2009},
}