Legitimacy of  Europeanization Processes in the Times of Crisis Cover Image

Legitymacja procesów europeizacyjnych w czasach kryzysu
Legitimacy of Europeanization Processes in the Times of Crisis

Author(s): Rafał Riedel
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Uniwersytet Ignatianum w Krakowie
Keywords: Europeanization; conditionality; legitimacy; crisis

Summary/Abstract: The objective of the paper is to look at the Europeanization processes from the perspective of the euro-zone crisis. It seems that after a decade of fascination of transformative impact outside of the European union, the Europeanization studies agenda comes back to its roots, meaning the domestic changes influenced by the supranational preasures. The crisis context is also delivered in the prism of the controversial debate on the legitimacy of the EU authorities and democratic deficit in general. This debate is crucially important in contemporary Europe since the key economic decissions are taken beyond the standard democratic procedures and at the same time they are highly contested by the public/demos.

  • Issue Year: 4/2013
  • Issue No: 08
  • Page Range: 75-92
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish