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Democracy in Europe: On the Role of Parliaments


This volume provides an overview of the developments in European systems of government since 1989/90. At the center of the reports and analyzes are elections and parliaments, the means and institutions to guarantee democracy in transition. Advances in European integration have by no means made the cause of democracy in Europe any easier. The Maastricht Treaty (Maastricht I) reinforced the call for the European Union to reduce democratic deficits; the judgment of the Federal Constitutional Court refers to deeper-lying dilemmas of democratization in Europe. Anyone who wants democracy, and even more democracy in Europe, will have to address these areas of tension - more seriously than has mostly happened up to now. From the point of view of its 25 years of primary pursuit of topics, the editors of the magazine for parliamentary issues want to make a contribution with this special issue. With her decision in favor of international and comparative perspectives, she also wants to set her mark against all varieties of nationalistic demarcation.


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About the authors

Dr. Winfried Steffani, emeritus professor for political science at the University of Hamburg, is deputy chairman of the German Association for Parliamentary Issues and the board member for the journal for parliamentary issues. Dr. Uwe Thaysen, Professor of Political Science at the University of Lüneburg, z. Z. Visiting Professor at Georgetown University in Washington, is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Parliamentary Issues.

Bibliographic information

  • Book TitleDemocracy in Europe: The Role of Parliaments
  • Editors Winfried Steffani
    Uwe Thaysen
  • Series TitleMagazine for Parliamentary Issues
  • DOIhttps: //
  • Copyright InformationVS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 1995
  • Publisher NameVS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
  • eBook PackagesSpringer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN978-3-531-12689-0
  • eBook ISBN978-3-322-93517-5
  • Edition Number1
  • Number of Pages, 404
  • Number of Illustrations3 b / w illustrations, 0 illustrations in color
  • Topics Political Science
    European integration
    Public International Law
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