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The lack of gender equality in EU decision-making means EU citizens are still suffering from a ‘double democratic deficit’

Mushaben, Joyce Marie and Abels, Gabriele (2014) The lack of gender equality in EU decision-making means EU citizens are still suffering from a ‘double democratic deficit’. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (28 Aug 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The EU has often been accused of having a democratic deficit with respect to deficiencies in the representation of citizens in EU decision-making. Joyce Marie Mushaben and Gabriele Abels discuss the role of gender equality in assessments of EU democracy, including the notion that the lack of an adequate gender balance in EU institutions constitutes a ‘double democratic deficit’. They argue that despite improvements in the number of female MEPs, there is still a chronic lack of women in key decision-making positions, particularly in the Commission and the Council.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 15:54
Last Modified: 25 May 2019 23:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71812

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