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Debating European identity, bright ideas, dim prospects, edited by Branislav Radeljić - electronic bk

This edited volume, premised on the development and survival of the European integrationist project, tackles some crucial questions which have the potential to affect European Union performance if not addressed properly and in a timely manner. It evaluates the basic understanding and power of European identity as a medium in the overall process, as well as the responses offered by the individual states and supranational elites and their respective publics. Needless to say, economic, political and social aspects are serious enough … Show moreindividually that each can challenge and erode further the often problematic connection between the elites and the public - a connection confirming its full relevance in times of crisis when the future of European unity seems even less certain. -- Publisher's description
Table Of Contents
1. Debating European Identity; Part One: Revisiting the Ideas -- 2. European Freedom and European Memory -- 3. European Identity, Minor Transnationalism and a Semi-Peripheral Perspective -- 4. The EU's Historical Narrative and Enlargement to Eastern Europe -- 5. Europe and the 'Global Alien': The Centrality of the Forced Migrant to a Pan-European Identity -- Part Two: European Identity in Times of Crisis -- 6. The Idea of a European Identity as an Escape Forward: A Historical Perspective on the present Euro Crisis -- 7. Political Alchemies, Identity Games and the Sovereign Debt Instability: European Identity on Crisis or the Crisis in Identity-Talk? -- 8. The Trajectory and Political Implications of European Identity in a Time of Crisis -- 9. European Identity and the Far Right in Central Europe: A New Emerging Concept or a New European "Other"? -- Part Three: Undeniable Challenges and Questionable Prospects -- 10. The European Public Space: More Than Words? -- 11. Religious Identity and Secularization in Europe -- 12. Europeanization or De-Europeanization: The Myth of Tolerance in Turkey -- 13. Conclusion
Physical Description
xvi, 365 p. ;, 23 cm
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