The constitution of European democracy, Hertie School of Governance Berlin, Forum, 1st floor, 1 November 2017, 6:00-7:30 pm
There is little doubt that the European Union suffers from a democratic deficit that affects its legitimacy and acceptance with EU citizens. However, it is rarely noticed that this deficit finds its source in the state of European constitutionalism. The EU is over-constitutionalised, and the effect is a power shift from the democratically legitimised and accountable institutions to the executive and judicial bodies of the EU. In his new book, ‘The Constitution of European Democracy’ (Oxford University Press), Dieter Grimm analyses the origins and consequences of this situation, and develops proposals for a reform of the institutional structure and the decision making process within the EU.
The event is part of the Berlin Science Week (1-10 November 2017).
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