What Is Meant By The Phrase "Democratic Deficit" With Regard To The European Union?


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Democratic Deficit, in relation to the European Union means that lack in the way a particular political structure works when compared to the theory of how it really should be working. It is dissatisfaction with the way the democracy is with the European Union. Democratic Deficit can be observed at the local, national, and international levels of government. One country where democratic deficit is a serious problem is Ireland. It is majorly associated with low voter turnout at elections and the legitimacy of the officials running the government. Democratic deficit also refers to a concern revolving around the lack of understanding of the roles of everyone involved in the government. One of the main reasons that voter turnout in European Parliament is so low is because of the increased power that Parliament has taken over the government and citizens.

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