Demokratiepolitische Defizite im Zuge der Krisenbewältigung als Resultat der institutionellen Konstruktion der EU / Alexander Zlamal
VerfasserZlamal, Alexander
Betreuer / BetreuerinStrassner, Alexander
ErschienenWien, 01.05.2016
UmfangVI, 113 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme
HochschulschriftFachhochschule des BFI Wien, Masterarbeit, 2016
URNurn:nbn:at:at-fhbfiw:1-582 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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Demokratiepolitische Defizite im Zuge der Krisenbewältigung als Resultat der institutionellen Konstruktion der EU [2.29 mb]
Zusammenfassung (Englisch)

Is there a democratic deficit in the European Union? And if there is one, how did it influence the events that came about during the process of helping Greece refinance its national budget after the crisis of 2008?The paper at hand examines various possible definitions of democracy as well as the meaning of democracy in detail. Weber, Kelsen and Dahl have been chosen to take a closer look at what democracy meant historically from a perspective of early 20th century nation-states, as well as what it means in general and presently, what prerequisites there are for democracy and what advantages it offers.Then the institutional structure of the European Union is scrutinized and examined with regards to its decision finding processes and their democratic legitimation.Subsequently, the events that occurred during the process of Greeces search for financial support by the European Union are investigated chronologically and put into perspective from a German, as well as a Greek point of view.An excursion into additional theories of democracy then offers supplemental insight into two more extreme views of democracy, and provides with views at what the European Union is like now to some extent and to how it could improve and find ways to be more democratic. Also included in this excursion is an account of more recent studies of some cognitive-linguistic research, which leads us to conclusions that may not be expected in this magnitude.The conclusion sums it all up and offers insight into the problems of the European Union as a democratic union of states, as well as an outlook to what could be done to make the European Union more democratic and make it offer better inputlegitimization.