“The recent response of supranational and national executives to challenges such as global security threats and the Eurocrisis prompts a fresh look at fundamental issues of (representative) democracy in Europe. First, the compound nature of the European Union continues to link supranational democracy closely with the functioning of national democracies. Second, the democratic challenge is accentuated by the acceleration of power exercised by the supranational executive including the (new) tasks of a growing array of institutions, agencies and other executive actors. Finally, secrecy and fragmentation of powers and responsibilities hinders public debate and democratic accountability. All of this may be indicative of an unbound executive beyond the reach of supranational and national democracy.”
Date: Tuesday 4th June 2013, 6.00-7.00pm
Location: Shaw Library, Old Building, London School of Economics and Political Science
Charge: Free event, RSVP by Monday 27 May to Bradley Barlow, LSE (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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