Democracy in Europe

Book Cover
Publisher:
Columbia University Press,
Pub. Date:
[2001]
Language:
English
Description
Taking inspiration from the heated discussions that preceded the birth of federal government in the United States, Larry Siedentop investigates what we can reasonably expect and what we have to fear from a united Europe. Despite the profound hostility between skeptics and proponents of a united Europe, the outlines of serious public debate have barely been sketched. While skeptics talk of national sovereignty and invoke the spirit of wartime resistance, Europhiles embrace the idealism of eurozones and sound economic management. Larry Siedentop examines whether representative government is feasible across the vast physical scale and human diversity of Europe. He explores the threat to local autonomy and individual freedom, and he anatomizes the widely different political cultures of Britain, France, and Germany. He balances throughout an understanding of the great theorists of supranational government, especially Montesquieu and De Tocqueville, with a deep, though critical, appreciation of contemporary Europe. Siedentop argues that it is only on a publicly discussed and commonly agreed upon constitution that one can hope to build a democratic Europe equal to the pressures it will have to withstand.
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780231123761
9780231123778
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID2c45b01f-5907-c69f-d5a5-b4cac5bb7b29
Grouping Titledemocracy in europe
Grouping Authorsiedentop larry
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-06-04 01:06:49AM
Last Indexed2019-12-06 03:42:50AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorSiedentop, Larry.
author_displaySiedentop, Larry
available_at_ccuColorado Christian University
detailed_location_ccuCCU Circulating Books (Lower Level)
display_description
format_category_ccuBooks
format_ccuBook
id2c45b01f-5907-c69f-d5a5-b4cac5bb7b29
isbn9780231123761
9780231123778
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b19489365.i5940579xCCU Circulating Books (Lower Level)JN 30 .S47 20011falsefalseOn Shelfccbk
itype_ccuBook
last_indexed2019-12-06T10:42:50.683Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_ccuJN 30 .S47 2001
owning_library_ccuColorado Christian University
owning_location_ccuColorado Christian University
primary_isbn9780231123761
publishDate2001
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b19489365BookBooksEnglishColumbia University Press, [2001]xi, 253 pages ; 25 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_ccu
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b19489365.i5940579xOn ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue80, 76, 77, 78, 79
subject_facetConstitutional history -- Europe
Democracy -- Europe
European Union
Federal government -- Europe
Representative government and representation -- Europe
title_displayDemocracy in Europe
title_fullDemocracy in Europe / Larry Siedentop
title_shortDemocracy in Europe
topic_facetConstitutional history
Democracy
Federal government
Representative government and representation