List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The True Deficits of the European Public Sphere: Domesticisation and Politicisation 2. The Anti-popular Bias of Integration by Stealth 3. Governing the EU: Consensus Diplomacy and Associative Corporatism 4. The 'no demos' Conundrum 5. Explaining the Domesticisation Deficit 6. Explaining the Politicisation Deficit 7. Conclusions Methodological Appendix Notes Bibliography Index TBD
The disconnection between the institutions of the EU and the people of Europe has often been attributed to the existence of a communication gap resulting from the failure of national medias and politicians to convey the importance of the EU. This book challenges that idea instead showing that the fault lies with the idea and institutions of the EU.