Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Democracy in Europe

by Larry Siedentop

  • ISBN: 9780231123761
  • ISBN10: 0231123760

Democracy in Europe

by Larry Siedentop

  • List Price: $95.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 04/01/2001
  • ISBN: 9780231123761
  • ISBN10: 0231123760
used Add to Cart $1.32
You save: 99%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $32.20
You save: 66%
Marketplace Item
Description: BEHIND INTERVENTION in Kosovo and corruption in Brussels, behind the beef war and the launch of the Euro, lies a single, simple question: what kind of government will Europe need to survive in the twenty-first century? Taking inspiration from the heated discussions that preceded the birth of federal government in the United States, Larry Siedentop investigates what we can reasonably expect and what we have to fear from a united Europe. Despite the profound hostility between skeptics and proponents of a united Europe, the outlines of serious public debate have barely been sketched. While skeptics talk of national sovereignty and invoke the spirit of wartime resistance, Europhiles embrace the idealism of eurozones and sound economic management.

Larry Siedentop examines whether representative government is feasible, given the vast physical scale and human diversity of Europe. He explores the threat to local autonomy and individual freedom, and he anatomizes the widely different political cultures of Britain, France, and Germany. He balances throughout an understanding of the great theorists of supranational government, especially Montesquieu and de Tocqueville, with a deep, though critical, appreciation of contemporary Europe. Siedentop argues that only a publicly discussed and commonly agreed upon constitution will sustain a democratic Europe equal to the pressures it will have to withstand. The moves toward integration in Europe already in progress, and those as yet only planned, will change the world. It is up to the present generation of citizens and politicians, says Siedentop, to ensure that those changes are for the better.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Midtown Scholar Bookstore
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Condition: Good
G-Bumped and creased book with tears to the extremities, but not affecting the text block, may have remainder mark or previous owner's name-GOOD Standard-sized.
Price:
$1.32
Comments:
G-Bumped and creased book with tears to the extremities, but not affecting the text block, may have remainder mark or previous owner's name-GOOD Standard-sized.
Seller: Midtown Scholar Bookstore
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Condition: Very Good
Crisp clean w/light shelfwear/edgewear-may have remainder mark Standard-sized.
Price:
$3.06
Comments:
Crisp clean w/light shelfwear/edgewear-may have remainder mark Standard-sized.
Seller: Midtown Scholar Bookstore
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Condition: Very Good
HARDCOVER VG-Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear/edgewear, may have a remainder mark-NICE Standard-sized.
Price:
$3.45
Comments:
HARDCOVER VG-Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear/edgewear, may have a remainder mark-NICE Standard-sized.
Seller: Ezekial Books, LLC
Location: Manchester, NH
Condition: Like New
Shipping Icon
Excellent Condition.
Price:
$3.80
Comments:
Excellent Condition.
Seller: Powell's Books Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
Condition: Very Good
2001. Hardcover. Very Good.
Price:
$10.12
Comments:
2001. Hardcover. Very Good.
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Houston,, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$32.20
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Bonita
Location: Newport Coast, CA
Condition: Good
Price:
$47.36
Comments:
Seller: GridFreed
Location: North Las Vegas, NV
Condition: New
New.
Price:
$72.77
Comments:
New.
Seller: Bonita
Location: Newport Coast, CA
Condition: New
Price:
$81.21
Comments:
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).