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This booklet is a suite of 4 essays and shorter items which are associated with the topic of Republican personality in addition to overlaying such various issues as liberal arts eduction and American security coverage.

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Vastly more professionalized) within their respective national systems. Hence. they have greater resources and higher incentives to resist any possible threats to their tenure or re-electability than do the politicians involved in consolidating democracy in post-1974 neo-democracies. 2. The citizens potentially involved are much more confident of their rights and entitlements at the national level and much less conscious of their identities at the supra-national level. They are also vastly less articulate and organized at the later level.

2. The citizens potentially involved are much more confident of their rights and entitlements at the national level and much less conscious of their identities at the supra-national level. They are also vastly less articulate and organized at the later level. Hence. they are going to be more difficult to sell on a new system of accountability (and there is potentially much less to offer them) than are the citizens of neo-democracies in Southern/Eastern Europe and South/Central America - and. even if they were to become aware of its advantages.

Nevertheless, the EU has made itself sufficiently omniscient, controversial and indispensable in the lives of Europeans that its "real-existing" practices cannot simply be tolerated or ignored. To those who, recognizing the dilemma, claim that the answer lies in revising and reinforcing the capacity of national democracies to control what is going on within the EU, I would reply that not only is this not likely to be sufficient but it might also deprive the integration process of its dynamic 34 IS IT POSSIBLE TO DEMOCRATIZE THE EURO-POLITY?

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