Meaning of democratic deficit in English:

democratic deficit

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noun

  • A perceived deficiency in the way a particular democratic government, institution, etc., functions in relation to the principles of democracy, especially with regard to a lack of accountability and control over the process of policy-making.

    Originally and chiefly in the context of the institutions and legislation of the European Union or its predecessors.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in The Times.