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The growing importance of the EU in national politics means that political union can only succeed with the public’s support

Hobolt, Sara and Cramme, Olaf (2012) The growing importance of the EU in national politics means that political union can only succeed with the public’s support. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (17 Oct 2012) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The continuing crisis in the eurozone has strengthened calls for greater economic, fiscal and political union in the EU. But what is political union, and is it even feasible given that Europe’s citizens do not seem to favour deeper political integration? Sara Hobolt and Olaf Cramme argue that European leaders face a dilemma: the crisis demands more centralised powers, but there are also growing concerns about the EU’s “democratic deficit”. They propose that Europe’s leaders must find ways to channel divergent policy preferences across member states, overcome demands for more sovereignty and more democracy, and reform national political systems so that they incorporate a European dimension.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 09 May 2013 15:27
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/50155/

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