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Stranački sustav na razini Europske Unije
Party System on the Level of European Union

Author(s): Danica Fink-Hafner
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Fakultet političkih znanosti u Zagrebu
Keywords: political parties; party system; European Union; democracy; party financing

Summary/Abstract: Although the European Union is not a representative democracy, at least in some elements its political system is increasingly imitating the national liberal model of governance. So far, in the development of the European political system and in the draft EU Constitution the dual nature of the EU (federal and intergovermental) seems to have remained in place. This is also shown in the persisting national ele¬ments in party-related institutions and processes within the EU politi¬cal system that puts “its” liberal democratic characteristics in ques¬tion.

  • Issue Year: XLIV/2007
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 3-21
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Croatian