This is a study in EU legitimacy from the perspective of EU citizens. Mather argues that legitimacy is empirical: 'legitimacy only exists if people feel that it does' and that the EU is a unique and dynamic institution, hence legitimating factors are also evolutionary.
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About the Author
JANET MATHER is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Table of ContentsList of Tables and Figures Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction Legitimacy and Legitimation in the Old Europe Adapting Legitimacy to the European Union Liberal Representative Democracy and EU Legitimacy Acting and Interacting: Participatory Democracy and EU Legitimacy A Citizens' European Union The EU's External Performance Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index