Why withdrawal from the European Union is undemocratic
作者: Tore Vincents OlsenChristian F. Rostbøll
作者单位: 1Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark and Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
刊名: International Theory, 2017, Vol.9 (3), pp.436-465
来源数据库: Cambridge University Press Journal
DOI: 10.1017/S1752971917000094
原始语种摘要: The Lisbon Treaty from 2009 introduced the possibility for individual member states to withdraw from the European Union (EU) on the basis of a unilateral decision. In June 2016 the United Kingdom decided to leave the EU invoking article 50 of the treaty. But is withdrawal democratically legitimate? In fact, the all-affected principle suggests that it is undemocratic for subunits to leave larger political units when it adversely affects other citizens without including them in the decision. However, it is unclear what the currency of this affectedness is and, hence, why withdrawal would be undemocratic. We argue that it is the effect of withdrawal on the status of citizens as free and equal that is decisive and that explains why unilateral withdrawal of subunits from larger units is...
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  • withdrawal 取消
  • Union 联合牌手表
  • unilateral 片面的
  • affect 给影响
  • European 欧洲人
  • legitimate 合法
  • status 状态
  • member 
  • principle 原理
  • units 部件