Transforming strategic interaction into deliberative problem-solving: European comiyology in the foodstuffs sector
Christian Joerges and Juergen Neyer
The central argument of the contribution is that core institutional features of the European Community (EC) should be read as supranational versions of deliberationist ideals.
Deliberative model of democracy:
3.a viable sense of collective identity
Joerges and Neyer therefore by no means suggest that the deliberative model of legitimate governance could be simply "applied" at EC-level.
-that some core institutional features of the EU should be read as supranational versions of deliberationist ideals and interpreted with a view to shortcomings of the constitutional nation state.
-that normative ideas could serve as regulative principles to guide assessments of ongoing developments and the further elaboration of institutional frameworks and legal principles
-their argument is transdisciplinary and it addresses a classical problem: How do institutions affect social practices and help to discipline politics?
They understand deliberative supranationalism as a regulative principle in the Kantian sense, not as legal or factual given.
Constitutionalism beyond the Nation State
1.legitimization of governance within constitutional nation states remains inevitable one-sided and parochial
2.since democracies represent collective identities, they have few mechanisms for ensuring that "foreign" identities and their interests are taken into account within their decision-making processes
3.the legitimacy of supranational institutions can be derived from their capacity to cure these deficiencies- as a correction of "nation-state" failures
Supranational constitutionalism should be viewed as an alternative model of constitutional nation state
1.Europe won't be build up as a Federal State with tasks which were once assigned to constitutional nation states
2.Nevertheless are we to live with a liberalization of the market regimes of our formerly national economics
Social Regulation, its Insulation in the EC and National Concerns