More documents from Salais, Robert
More documents from Historical Social Research

Export to your Reference Manger

Please Copy & Paste



Bookmark and Share

Europe, laboratory for a-democracy?

Europa, Laboratorium für A-Demokratie?
[journal article]

Salais, Robert

fulltextDownloadDownload full text

(567 KByte)

Citation Suggestion

Please use the following Persistent Identifier (PID) to cite this document:

Further Details
Abstract "A-democracy is for a given society a state in which, like the apples sold in supermarkets, democracy has now only the appearance of democracy, without the taste (no real practice and effectivity) that should go along with it. This contribution claims that, for the leaders of the neoliberal global market and finance, the searched political solution for its crisis is how to change everything without changing anything. The construction of Europe appears a de facto laboratory for experiments aimed at this objective. For the European Union is using in different fields forms of democracy whose specificity is to imply participants (peoples, actors, organizations, national political elites) in a game in which they control neither the rules, nor the data, the agendas, or the outcomes. The contribution reviews a series of these forms; which describe passages to a-democracy in the current crisis." (author's abstract)
Keywords democracy; EU; market organization; neoliberalism; law; world market; crisis
Classification Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture; European Politics
Document language English
Publication Year 2015
Page/Pages p. 185-199
Journal Historical Social Research, 40 (2015) 1
Issue topic Law and conventions from a historical perspective
ISSN 0172-6404
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works