If the European Union is to remain viable and democratic at the same time, policymakers will have to pay closer attention to the demanding requirements of delegating decisions to unelected bodies.
- Dani Rodrik
- Project Syndicate
They should promote such a delegation of sovereignty only when it truly enhances the long-term performance of their democracies.
SAN SERVOLO, ITALY – When Italy’s president recently vetoed the appointment of the Euroskeptic Paolo Savona as finance minister in the government proposed by the Five Star Movement-League party alliance, did he safeguard or undermine his country’s democracy?
Beyond constitutional strictures specific to the Italian context, the question goes to the…