Functionalism and Democracy in the EU

Functionalism and Democracy in the EU : The Making of European Private Law

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Unpacking the epistemic and democratic consequences of designing the EU as a functionalist entity of economic integration, the proposed book contends that democratisation of the EU has not met with success because we have failed to understand how the original EU institutional design may hinder this process. It explores the processes and mechanisms of the reification of political action in the EU in general and European private law in particular, locating them in the operation of the EU's representative and participatory democratic institutions and considering the mechanisms through which political action and debate in the EU, as well as the democratisation efforts, are undercut.
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Product details

  • Hardback
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113894310X
  • 9781138943100

Table of contents

Introduction Part 1: Democracy in Functional Entities: Theoretical Framework 1. The rationale of the EU and why it matters 2. The Epistemic Consequences of Designing the EU as a Functional Entity 3. The Democratic Consequences of Designing the EU as a Functional Entity Part 2: The Making of European Private Law: Functionalism and the Limits of Democractic Lawmaking 4. Functionalism and the Transformation of European Private Law 5. Limiting Representative Democracy: who sets what ought to be done in European Private Law? 6. Instrumentalising Participatory Democracy 7. Subsidiarity in Functional Entities: Discussing the Costs of the EU Action Conclusion: democratisation of the eu in a globalised world
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About Marija Bartl

Marija Bartl is Assistant Professor at the Centre for the Study of European Contract Law at the University of Amsterdam.
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