Presentation of M. Cartabia – N. Lupo – A. Simoncini (ed.), Democracy and Subsidiarity in the EU
The book edited by M. Cartabia – N. Lupo – A. Simoncin addresses the topic of parliamentary democracy in light of the legitimacy crisis which is currently affecting the European Union (EU).
This crisis is clearly connected to that unresolved “democratic deficit”, which has been regarded by many scholars as the “original sin” of the European construction. In fact, no doubt that democracy and subsidiarity are founding principles of the European legal order. However, their scope of application and their implementation in the concrete functioning of the European system, are still highly controversial.