ISSUE: 4/2008

  • Volume 48
  • Number 4
  • 2008


Studia Europejskie –
Studies in European Affairs

ISSN: 1428-149X
e-ISSN: 2719-3780

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Deficyt demokratyczny w Unii Europejskiej. Defekt czy błogosławieństwo?

The European Union democracy deficit: weakness or strength?


All those who disagree with the argument on democratic deficit maintain that democracy in supranational domain (3.0) is going to differ from representative version of democracy (2.0) we know from the level of nationstates to such a degree as the latter one differs from democratic experiments attempted over the past two and a half thousand years (1.0). The EU tends to be perceived by many European observers and commentators of the integration process as “policy without politics”. Such a managerial way of governance has a chance to be free from populism, however it requires alternative ways of legitimacy. This article sums up the key arguments about democracy deficit in the EU and proposes a set of “panacea”. Conclusions are given in the context of main stream of normative theory of democracy with particular attention paid to mechanisms of legitimacy.

Language: Polish

Pages: 9-32

How to Cite:


Riedel, R. (2008) "Deficyt demokratyczny w Unii Europejskiej. Defekt czy błogosławieństwo?". Studia Europejskie – Studies in European Affairs, 4/2008, pp. 9-32.