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Why not solve the democratic deficit within the EU through genuine transnational political conflict?

Why not solve the democratic deficit within the EU through genuine transnational political conflict?
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Read the EUDO Working Paper by Jan Karremans on how a better representation on the European integration dimension should substantially contribute to the formation of a transnational electorate

New Forum Debate: The Return of Banishment

New Forum Debate: The Return of Banishment
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Do the New Denationalisation Policies Weaken Citizenship? Read the kick-off contribution by Audrey Macklin and the comments by Peter Spiro and Peter H. Schuck

Growth, Crisis, Democracy: The Political Economy of Social Coalitions and Policy Regime Change

Growth, Crisis, Democracy: The Political Economy of Social Coalitions and Policy Regime Change
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This Conference, jointly organised by Waseda University and EUDO, will take place in Villa Malafrasca and Sala del Capitolo at the Badia (EUI) on 26-28 November 2014.

Bulgaria: The Non-voters in Power

Bulgaria: The Non-voters in Power
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In the latest parliamentary elections in Bulgaria, the turnout hit a historic low at less than 50%. Read the post on EUDO Café by Vesco Paskalev

The 2014 EP elections: From "nine second-order national elections" to twenty-eight separate European elections?

The 2014 EP elections: From "nine second-order national elections" to twenty-eight separate European elections?
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The 22-25 May results have not substantially questioned the second-order model, which understands EP election campaigns – and election results – as essentially driven, in each country, by national rather than European issues. Read the EUDO café post by Lorenzo De Sio

Parties and democracy in post-communist Europe

Parties and democracy in post-communist Europe
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The workshop, co-organised by OPPR and the University of Alberta, will take place at the EUI in Villa Paola on 18 and 19 September 2014