European Identity

European Identity

by Jeffrey T. Checkel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521883016

ISBN-13: 9780521883016

Pub. Date: 02/28/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Why are hopes fading for a single European identity? Economic integration has advanced faster and further than predicted, yet the European sense of "who we are" is fragmenting. Exploiting decades of permissive consensus, Europe's elites designed and completed the single market, the euro, the Schengen passport-free zone, and, most recently, crafted an

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Why are hopes fading for a single European identity? Economic integration has advanced faster and further than predicted, yet the European sense of "who we are" is fragmenting. Exploiting decades of permissive consensus, Europe's elites designed and completed the single market, the euro, the Schengen passport-free zone, and, most recently, crafted an extraordinarily successful policy of enlargement. At the same time, these attempts to de-politicize politics, to create Europe by stealth, have produced a political backlash. This ambitious survey of identity in Europe captures the experiences of the winners and losers, optimists and pessimists, movers and stayers in a Europe where spatial and cultural borders are becoming ever more permeable. A full understanding of Europe's ambivalence, refracted through its multiple identities, lies at the intersection of competing European political projects and social processes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521883016
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2009
Series:
Contemporary European Politics Series
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

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1 The politicization of European identities Jeffrey T. Checkel Checkel, Jeffrey T. Peter J. Katzenstein Katzenstein, Peter J. 1

Pt. I European identity as project

2 Political identity in a community of strangers Dario Castiglione Castiglione, Dario 29

3 Experimental identities (after Maastricht) Douglas R. Holmes Holmes, Douglas R. 52

4 The public sphere and the European Union's political identity Juan Diez Medrano Medrano, Juan Diez 81

Pt. II European identity as process

5 Being European: East and West Holly Case Case, Holly 111

6 Who are the Europeans and how does this matter for politics? Neil Fligstein Fligstein, Neil 132

7 Immigration, migration, and free movement in the making of Europe Adrian Favell Favell, Adrian 167

Pt. III European identity in context

8 Identification with Europe and politicization of the EU since the 1980s Hartmut Kaelble Kaelble, Hartmut 193

9 Conclusion - European identity in context Peter J. Katzenstein Katzenstein, Peter J. Jeffrey T. Checkel Checkel, Jeffrey T. 213

Bibliography 228

Index 259

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