Demoicracy as a viable outcome of a party-less European Union


  • Kevin Stevenson Sofia University



Cogito, cosmopolitanism, demoicracy, European Union, modernity, phenomenology


The European Union today is a cosmopolitan entity that functions in conjunction with political parties. This reliance on parties is one example of cosmopolitanism’s need to replicate the nation-state at supranational and intergovernmental levels. Maintaining the European Union as its case study, this paper explores the plausibility and requirements for demoicracy adoption as the form of governance for the European Union. This paper reveals that demoicracy can permit partyless governance to a greater extent than cosmopolitanism. This not only exposes the concomitant relationship between parties and cosmopolitanism, but also the benefits of partyless governance. The paper informs that parties need to be avoided due to a hindrance of citizen representation. To deepen our understanding of this notion, parties and cosmopolitanism are examined in the paper as extensions of the project of modernity.

Author Biography

Kevin Stevenson, Sofia University

Kevin Stevenson received his HBA with Majors in both Political Science and Philosophy and a Minor in History from the University of Toronto at Mississauga in 2006. He also received a certificate from the Schola Empirica Summer School in Prague, Czech Republic on ‘How to Lobby Brussels’. After living in Spain and Mexico for a number of years he developed a high command of Spanish. He eventually completed his MA in Philosophy from Sofia University (St. Kliment Ohridski), Bulgaria in 2011 and has been published in Spanish and British academic journals. Currently Kevin is a doctoral student in Philosophy taught in English at Sofia University with research interests in phenomenology and identity.




How to Cite

Stevenson, K. (2017). Demoicracy as a viable outcome of a party-less European Union. Politikon: The IAPSS Journal of Political Science, 34, 15–31.



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