Examination of Democratic Deficit versus European Integration - Case Study: Brexit

Faṣlnāmah-i Pizhūhish/hā-yi Rāhburdī-i Siyāsat. 2018;6(23):285-301 DOI 10.22054/QPSS.2018.18338.1516


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Journal Title: Faṣlnāmah-i Pizhūhish/hā-yi Rāhburdī-i Siyāsat

ISSN: 2345-6140 (Print)

Publisher: Allameh Tabataba'i University Press

Society/Institution: Allameh Tabataba'i University

LCC Subject Category: Political science: Political science (General)

Country of publisher: Iran, Islamic Republic of

Language of fulltext: Persian

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Asghar Kayvan Hoseini
Hooshang Eimanpour Saeed


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Time From Submission to Publication: 8 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

The process European integration has been continually faced with challenges and for this reason, an important part of the European Union (EU) member states' capabilities has manifested itself in the management of crises which have been related to factors and settings of the concept of disintegration. Meanwhile, the topic democratic deficit points to the existence of some deficiency and inability in the EU with regards to attracting broad and influential participation of all the member states and their citizens in decision making arena. For this reason, the above mentioned topic has encountered various interpretations and commentaries and even objections. The aim of this article is to study theoretical and practical dimensions of the concept democratic deficit and to answer the main question: What are the theoretical dimensions of the topic democratic deficit and how it influenced the process European integration? Emphasis would be on the following hypothesis: The subject of democratic deficit as a conceptual model in the realm of EU discussions has attracted a widespread domain of favorable and unfavorable viewpoints and has culminated divergent consequences like Brexit.