Essays about: "Democratic deficit"

Showing result 21 - 25 of 43 essays containing the words Democratic deficit.

  1. 21. Crowdsourcing Democracy? “Americans Elect” and Citizen Participation in the Digital Age

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Graduate School

    Author : David Pedroza; [2012]
    Keywords : participation; democracy; crowdsourcing; Internet; elections; Americans Elect; media; communications; citizenship; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : As developed democracies experience a decrease in political engagement and a rise in the adoption of new communication technologies, new forms and models of citizen participation continue to emerge. This research paper has the objective of understanding how citizen participation is being affected by the widespread use of the Internet. READ MORE

  2. 22. Enhancing Democracy in the European Union: The European Citizens’ Initiative as an Instrument for Increasing Citizen Involvement

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Maja Troedsson; [2012]
    Keywords : European Citizens’ Initiative; democratic deficit; responsive democracy; Lisbon Treaty; deliberative democracy; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : A recurring theme in debates on European Union politics is the lack of enthusiasm and involvement of European citizens in the decision-making and legislative procedures, which may appear complex and impermeable. While some scholars deny the existence of a democratic deficit, others fear that continued failure to bridge the gap between the political elite and the constituents will lead to an ever-deeper crisis of legitimacy. READ MORE

  3. 23. Who blogs what? : A qualitative study on the role of the Euroblogosphere in a context of a European Public Sphere

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Europastudier

    Author : Javier Ruiz Soler; [2012]
    Keywords : Spanish language blogs; democratization; Euroblogosphere; European Public Sphere; English language blogs; European blogs; European Union; democratic deficit; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : This study aims to illuminate the perception of Spanish and English language bloggers and to understand them and their activities from the analytical perspective of an online European Public Sphere (EPS). The research, using a methodology of semi structured online interviews, answers two questions. READ MORE

  4. 24. A Means to an End

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Tobias Berg; [2011]
    Keywords : Commission; Civil society; Legitimacy; Consultation; Policy process; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : The aim of this essay is to examine the relationship between the European Commission and civil by focusing on the issue of legitimacy. This study takes a critical stand towards the prevailing view in the debate on the EU’s democratic deficit. READ MORE

  5. 25. Introducing fiscal federalism in the EU - A way to counteract the democratic deficit?

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Daniel Walther; [2011]
    Keywords : European Union; democratic deficit; fiscal federalism; scientific realism; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : The member states of the European Union face a two-fold democratic challenge; both from the increased relevance of global economic forces and from the gradual strengthening of a still democratically deficient EU. By using a mixture of empirical findings and theoretical analysis to assess the causal mechanisms likely to ensue, the ability of European fiscal federalism to ameliorate this situation is assessed. READ MORE