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25 Aug 2010, Posted by Eric Karstens in European Policy, 0 Comments

Will eurocrats redefine democracy?


Our current notion of democracy has developed within and for the modern nation state. Robert Menasse, however, advocates Europe as a post-national utopia, requiring a fundamentally new and different understanding and practice of democracy that still needs to be developed. “The nation states”, he suggests, “must fade away if we want a system of checks and balances at European level.”

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