Transnational Identities: Becoming European in the EU

Transnational Identities: Becoming European in the EU

by Richard K. Herrmann
     
 

This original work explores the increasingly important phenomenon of the formation of transnational identity. Considering the ongoing relevance of the European Union, the contributors ask a series of intriguing questions: Is a European identity possible? How are the various types of European identity formed and maintained? How are these identities linked to the

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This original work explores the increasingly important phenomenon of the formation of transnational identity. Considering the ongoing relevance of the European Union, the contributors ask a series of intriguing questions: Is a European identity possible? How are the various types of European identity formed and maintained? How are these identities linked to the process of European integration? Combining a rich array of theoretical and methodological perspectives, distinguished scholars examine both the theoretical understanding of why and how transnational identities form and new empirical evidence drawn from an impressive body of primary research, including field experiments, in-depth interviews with elites, and public opinion surveys. The authors engage in a fruitful dialogue about how much a European identity exists and how much it matters as they delve into the sources of disagreement and their implications.

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H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online
Works like Transnational Identities go along way toward developing a pool of evidence which social scientist can examine and consider now, while future historians of late-twentieth century Europe will be able to explore for many years to come. This is an important and useful work for any scholars in the social sciences studying identity formation.
— Andrew D. Devenney, Central Michigan University
Jeffrey T. Checkel
A welcome—and timely—contribution. Theoretically innovative and empirically rich case studies document the complex, uneven, and often surprising ways in which European identities are—or are not—changing. Transnational Identities will find a wide and appreciative audience among students of identity, Europeanists, and social scientists of various methodological orientations.
H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online - Andrew D. Devenney
Works like Transnational Identities go along way toward developing a pool of evidence which social scientist can examine and consider now, while future historians of late-twentieth century Europe will be able to explore for many years to come. This is an important and useful work for any scholars in the social sciences studying identity formation.
Peter J. Katzenstein
This imaginative, multidisciplinary volume probes Europe's transnational identities by bringing together the work of political scientists, social psychologists, ethnographers, historians, and linguists. Differences in approach and findings convey a complex and nuanced understanding of central issues in European politics. Teachers and students interested in the evolving European polity will want to read this impressive collection.
H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online
Works like Transnational Identities go along way toward developing a pool of evidence which social scientist can examine and consider now, while future historians of late-twentieth century Europe will be able to explore for many years to come. This is an important and useful work for any scholars in the social sciences studying identity formation.
— Andrew D. Devenney, Central Michigan University
Global and European Law Books Review Program
The book proves to be an insightful reading and makes a remarkable contribution to the academic debates on European political identity and European democratic governance.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742530065
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
Governance in Europe Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.94(d)

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