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The EU may have a democratic deficit, but national governments are facing an even greater legitimacy crisis

Ceka, Besir (2013) The EU may have a democratic deficit, but national governments are facing an even greater legitimacy crisis. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (29 Oct 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Trust in the EU has declined in several countries since the start of the financial crisis in 2007. Using Eurobarometer data, Besir Ceka compares trust in the EU with the trust citizens place in the national governments of EU states. He notes that while both have declined during the crisis, most states still show higher levels of trust in the EU’s institutions than they do in national governments. This suggests that concerns over the EU’s democratic deficit should be expanded to include the legitimacy of governments at the national level.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2017 10:34
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2019 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72319

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