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3. European Parliament’s Legitimacy: Conceptualization and Empirical Assessment

verfasst von : Dimitrios Souliotis

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Abstract

This chapter presents the concept of legitimacy, as it has been explored in political theory (normative approach) and the political and social sciences, respectively (empirical and descriptive approach). Given that legitimacy has been, till recently, mainly conceptualized in the framework of the nation-states, the chapter proceeds with the examination of the issue of legitimacy at the EU level. It explains how this concept has been approached, and it examines the debate on the EU democratic and legitimacy deficit. With a focus on social legitimacy, a selection of empirical data is made in order to assess the popular legitimacy of the EP in the UK and Greece.

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Metadaten
Titel
European Parliament’s Legitimacy: Conceptualization and Empirical Assessment
verfasst von
Dimitrios Souliotis
Copyright-Jahr
2022
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-93809-3_3