Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3196: Democracy in the European Union

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Basic reading:

Manin, Bernard, 1997, The Principles of Representative Government, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Introduction, Chapter 2, 4-6, Conclusion.

Pitkin, Hanna, 1967, The Concept of Representation, Berkeley: University of California Press.

Richardson, Jeremy and Mazey, Sonja (eds.), 2015, European Union. Power and Policy-Making, 4th edition. Abingdon: Routledge.

Moravcsik, Andrew, 2002, In Defence of the 'Democratic Deficit': Reassessing Legitimacy in the European Union, Journal of Common Market Studies 40 (4): 603-24.

Follesdal, Andreas and Simon Hix, 2006, Why there is a Democratic Deficit in the European Union. A Response to Majone and Moravcsik, Journal of Common Market Studies 44 (3): 533-62.