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The Crisis of Europe: Democratic Deficit and Eroding Sovereignty — Not Guilty

Azmanova, Albena (2013) The Crisis of Europe: Democratic Deficit and Eroding Sovereignty — Not Guilty. Law and Critique, 24 (1). pp. 23-38. ISSN 1572-8617. (doi:10.1007/s10978-012-9112-y) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:40255)

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Abstract

Taking inspiration from a distinction Kant drew between the way power is organised, and the manner in which it is exercised, this analysis directs attention to the consolidation of an autocratic style of politics in Europe. The co-existence between an autocratic style of rule and preserved democratic organisation of power, which prevents a legitimation crisis, is explained in terms of an altered legitimacy relationship (or social contract) between public authority and citizens. This ultimately allows a discrepancy to emerge between public authority’s increased capacity for policy action and reduced social responsibility for the consequences of that action.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10978-012-9112-y
Additional information: number of additional authors: 0;
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Stewart Brownrigg
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:52 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40255 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Azmanova, Albena: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2471-2016
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