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Published: 06 April 2017

312 Pages


ISBN: 9780198796886

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Centripetal Democracy

Democratic Legitimacy and Political Identity in Belgium, Switzerland, and the European Union

Joseph Lacey

  • Offers an original political theory of democratic legitimacy and political identity
  • Investigates the possibility of multilingual democracy, drawing on a unique case selection
  • Provides an interdisciplinary approach, combining political theory and comparative politics
  • Examines democratic aspects of recent political events, including the Brexit vote, the rise of populism and responses to the Euro-crisis
  • Outlines an original institutional model to improve democratic legitimacy in the European Union

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