EPIN paper 2019

Representative Democracy in the EU. Recovering Legitimacy

Fecha de publicación:
Steven Blockmans and Sophia Russack

EPIN-2CU Paper  (2019)

Representative democracy is beset by a crisis of confidence. With its increasingly vocal critics and assertive opponents, growing numbers of citizens either take parliamentary democracy for granted or doubt its merits. In some EU member states, it seems to have become toothless yet at the same time it is noisier. Meanwhile, anti-parliamentarianism is on the rise.