Alex Gavrila - Reading Response on The European Union In...

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Reading Response on The European Union In chapter three of The European Union, logistical problems that the EU places on democracy in Europe is discussed. Caporaso states that democracy and capitalism are essentially always together. He states that the main goals of democracy are to be “free and self-governing and to be self-governing, they must choose leaders and procedures that will bind them” (Caporaso 48). By creating a large governing body such as the EU democracy is essentially being threaten on the basis that each nation is allowing economic regulation by representatives that are not necessarily chosen by the people. The formation of the EU in has created a democratic deficit between the members of the EU and the EU itself. A democratic deficit is defined as “a deficit between the powers of national and EU executives and parliamentary institutions at both levels. The EU posses several reasons as to why it can be considered undemocratic, the first is that it lacks a constitution, instead it has the Rome Treaty, which has several differences from
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