Supranational movements and the question of democracy

The practice of recently proliferating civil society organisations raises several questions, including the ‘democracy paradox', that is the substantial contradiction between the final aim of these organisations at developing democratic structures of the country in which they operate and the internal structure of these organisations, which are in practice non-transparent and can hardly be called democratic. A further problem is harmonising the operation of civil organisations and democratically elected bodies. The study attempts to find a solution for this legitimacy crisis.