Governing in Europe: Effective and Democratic? / Edition 1

Governing in Europe: Effective and Democratic? / Edition 1

by Fritz W. Scharpf
     
 

The problem-solving capacity, and hence the democratic legitimacy, of national governments is being weakened by the dual processes of legal and economic integration in Europe. The loss is not fully compensated by the development of effective and legitimate problem-solving capabilities at the European level. Professor Scharpf supports his position by examining the… See more details below

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The problem-solving capacity, and hence the democratic legitimacy, of national governments is being weakened by the dual processes of legal and economic integration in Europe. The loss is not fully compensated by the development of effective and legitimate problem-solving capabilities at the European level. Professor Scharpf supports his position by examining the normative underpinnings of democratic legitimacy, by a detailed analysis of the structural asymmetry between the effectiveness of the legal instruments of 'negative integration' which prevents governments from interfering with the free movements of goods, services, capital, and persons and the political constraints impeding positive political action at the European level. This is particularly true for policies pertaining to the welfare state.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198295464
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Introduction1
1Political Democracy in a Capitalist Economy6
2Negative and Positive Integration43
3Regulatory Competition and Re-Regulation84
4National Solutions without Boundary Control121
5The European Contribution156
Conclusion: Multi-Level Problem-Solving in Europe187
References205
Index231

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