About John McCormick

John McCormick

John McCormick is Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Politics at the Indianapolis campus of Indiana University in the United States.

About This Site

This is a site designed to encourage discussion about the benefits and advantages of the European Union, and to help students using my textbooks on the EU.


The European knowledge deficit

The EU is often criticized for its democratic deficit – this in spite of the fact that all five key EU institutions are held either directly or indirectly accountable to voters (Parliament is elected, the European Council and the Council of Ministers are run by elected government leaders, and the leaders of the Commission and Court of Justice are Continue reading..

Opening day

Welcome to this site, launched in April 2012. Sparked by all the negative news coming out of the eurozone crisis, it is designed to offer an alternative approach to the EU: one focused on what the EU has achieved and on the advantages it has brought to Europeans and Europe. It will acknowledge the problems, but it will Continue reading..