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Integral Pre-emption of EU Democracy in Economic Crisis under Transnational Law

Matej Avbelj

Keywords: European Union; Democracy; Economic Crisis; Transnational Law; Legal Pluralism

This article examines the challenges of transnational law for democracy in the European Union in times of economic crisis. The concept of democracy is fleshed out first. This is followed by a two-pronged study of the internal and external democracy-affecting processes, taken separately as well as jointly, and of their impact on democracy in the European Union. Finally, some normative proposals, embedded in the theory of legal pluralism, to improve the state of European Union democracy in the present unfavourable internal and transnational environment are offered in the conclusion.

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