By Christopher Lord (auth.)
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Whilst, however much political systems are inescapably forced to choose between values, democracy can at least be used to control those who make such choices, so they are not merely arbitrary (Pettit, 1997). Difficulties in making the EU democratic As seen, any selection of tests for auditing democracy in the EU needs to reflect what is difficult, and not just what is desirable, in applying it as a system of rule to the EU. This follows from our earlier argument (p. 7) that any non-utopian standard of evaluation has to take account of what is feasible.
In many areas (such as Co-decision or Comitology) the existing literature provides an abundance of case studies. This research however develops some original case study material in relation to procedures that are recent or comparatively less well researched, including the Nice IGC (2000), the Conventions on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (1999–2000) and on the Future of Europe (2001–), the Investitures of the Santer (1994–5) and Prodi Commissions (1999) and, indeed, the resignation of the former (1999).
But apart from these presupposing a concurrent consent model rather than a consociational one, it begs the question from which we started out, namely of how far legislative and judicial constraints at Union level can be both uniform in their application and cognisant that autonomy in national citizenship practices may require forms of diversity that are challenged by the exposure of the domestic polity to the European. Indeed, the more the Union becomes a system in which all contribute to decisions binding on all, the harder it may be to maintain the mantra that it is for each Member State to decide its own internal democratic institutions and practices.
A Democratic Audit of the European Union by Christopher Lord (auth.)