Rule of Law and the EU

This first part of the book represents the prolegomena of the book: if the thesis of the book is that a certain transformation of democratic polities leads to a tension between the rule of law and the majoritarian institutions, it is essential to go through the historical evolution of the notion of the rule of law to set the backdrop against which further investigations are conducted.
After the first two chapters that eminently follow the historical development of the rule of law, the third concerns the connection between how societies select those who will hold power (democracy) and how that power is exercised (rule of law), while the fourth and last chapter deals with the crisis of the rule of law within the EU, inquiring whether and how it may be connected to analogous phenomena affecting national institutions.