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The rise of Euroskeptic parties across Europe reflects crisis of faith: Citizens feel increasingly alienated from the EU bureaucracy – long accused of operating with a “democratic deficit” – and doubtful about the union’s ability to ensure security and promote economic prosperity more than any single member state could on its own. But Uffe Ostergard of the Copenhagen Business School argues that the EU can fix its legitimacy crisis through a series of reforms. getAbstract recommends his “Ten Commandments to democratize the EU” to European policy makers.
About the Author
Uffe Ostergard is a professor emeritus at Copenhagen Business School and the author of What Next, EU?