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Tillbaka till Framtidskonventet

Ekström, Henrik LU (2017) STVM25 20171
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
After having received criticism during previous inter-governmental conferences the European union decided to arrange a convention on the future of europe during 2002 in order to draft a European constitution. This was done to foremost to improve the transparency, participation and decision-making in the preparatory phase of inter-governmental conferences. At first, it received little attention, but as the convention proceeded more and more were heard about the success at the convention. The narrative was changed once again, when the proposed was rejected in referendums in France and the Netherlands and less and less was heard of the convention. This even though large parts of the proposed constitution were still adapted in the Lisbon... (More)
After having received criticism during previous inter-governmental conferences the European union decided to arrange a convention on the future of europe during 2002 in order to draft a European constitution. This was done to foremost to improve the transparency, participation and decision-making in the preparatory phase of inter-governmental conferences. At first, it received little attention, but as the convention proceeded more and more were heard about the success at the convention. The narrative was changed once again, when the proposed was rejected in referendums in France and the Netherlands and less and less was heard of the convention. This even though large parts of the proposed constitution were still adapted in the Lisbon treaty in 2009. 
 This essay is investigating the Convention on the Future of Europe from a stancepoint of democratic legitimacy and how this was achieved at the convention. This is used by applying a theory normally used for studying democracy within political parties. The results from this essay could become even more relevant in a near future as the European union once again is in turmoil with the departure of the United Kingdom and political leaders once again talking about treaty revisions. (Less)
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author
Ekström, Henrik LU
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STVM25 20171
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
Framtidskonventet, demokratisk legitimitet, Europeiska unionen, Lissabonfördraget
language
Swedish
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8907526
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2017-06-27 15:04:09
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2017-06-27 15:04:09
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  abstract     = {After having received criticism during previous inter-governmental conferences the European union decided to arrange a convention on the future of europe during 2002 in order to draft a European constitution. This was done to foremost to improve the transparency, participation and decision-making in the preparatory phase of inter-governmental conferences. At first, it received little attention, but as the convention proceeded more and more were heard about the success at the convention. The narrative was changed once again, when the proposed was rejected in referendums in France and the Netherlands and less and less was heard of the convention. This even though large parts of the proposed constitution were still adapted in the Lisbon treaty in 2009. 
	This essay is investigating the Convention on the Future of Europe from a stancepoint of democratic legitimacy and how this was achieved at the convention. This is used by applying a theory normally used for studying democracy within political parties. The results from this essay could become even more relevant in a near future as the European union once again is in turmoil with the departure of the United Kingdom and political leaders once again talking about treaty revisions.},
  author       = {Ekström, Henrik},
  keyword      = {Framtidskonventet,demokratisk legitimitet,Europeiska unionen,Lissabonfördraget},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Tillbaka till Framtidskonventet},
  year         = {2017},
}