The European Sympolity. Towards a New Democratic Discourse

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DIMITRIS TH. TSATSOS,  The European Sympolity. Towards a New Democratic Discourse,  Foreword by GIORGIO NAPOLITANO, Ed. Bruylant, Bruxelles 2009, p. 91.

TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Foreword................................................................ ix 

Preface...................................................................xvii 

I. The Debate..............................................................1 

II. Structure of the Argument........................................7 

III. Democracy as a Reference Point............................11 

IV. Europe as a Unique Historico-Political Space............23 

V. The Need for a European Post Statist Theory............29 

VI. The Post-Statist Theory of Democracy 

and the European Sympolity.......................................41 

VII. Applying the Post-Statist Theory of Democracy......59 

VIII. Democracy Versus Efficiency in Europe? .............71 

IX. The European Political Parties: Issues 

of Institutional Compatibility.......................................85 

X. Postscript: Food for Thought...................................89