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Author Sternberg, Claudia Schrag, author.

Title The struggle for EU legitimacy : public contestation, 1950-2005 / Claudia Schrag Sternberg.

Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  320.011 STER    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 285 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Palgrave studies in European Union politics.
Palgrave studies in European Union politics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.Peace, Prosperity, and Progress: Early Legitimating Narratives, 1950s-1970s -- Indispensability -- The European common good -- Enlightened social engineering -- Legality -- Conclusion -- 2.Democracy and Other Challenges: Early Counter-Discourses, 1950s-1970s -- Democracy -- Intergovernmentalism -- Challenges to functional problem-solving -- Conclusion -- 3.A Europe Closer to its Citizens: The People's Europe Project of the 1980s -- Citizen expectations and the will of the people -- Communicating with the people and quantifying promises -- Forging Europeans -- Subjects into citizens -- Conclusion -- 4.Maastricht in the French and German Debates: Crumbling Promises and the Question of Who Might Rule -- EMU and the crumbling promise of prosperity and peace -- Whose rule? Citizens, the body politic, and democracy -- Conclusion -- 5.Discursive Crisis Management: Stressing and Stretching ̀Democracy', 1990s-2000s -- Democracy as transparency --
Contents note continued: Subsidiarity as closeness to the citizens -- Governance and participation -- Identity- and demos-building -- Conclusion -- 6.A Constitutional Moment? The Constitution in the French and German Debates -- What kind of Europe do we want? The French debate -- What is wrong with the French? The German debate -- Comparisons and conclusions -- 7.The Story and the Literature: Democracy, Efficiency, and the Contested Game of EU Politics -- The story assembled -- Government by and for the people -- Politicization versus de-politicization: EU politics as a contested game.
Subject European Union.
Legitimacy of governments.
Standard Number 40022691809
ISBN 9781137327833