Which identity for Europe?: Perspectives on identity by Fabrizio Capogrosso PDF

By Fabrizio Capogrosso

Seminar paper from the 12 months 2008 within the topic Sociology - Political Sociology, Majorities, Minorities, grade: 1,0, ecu college Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), forty six entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: within the final many years, debates in regards to the lifestyles and the which means of an eu idetity raised for all time extra. a few students approached the subject matter, focussing on a “common old heritage”, which issues to a foundation for a collective id (Habermas 2001; Giesen 2003), others dependent their arguments on political and institutional similarities between eu international locations like human rights safety, democracy and rule of legislation (Risse 2001). In different circumstances, the reports at the subject focussed at the ambivalent hire of the time period “identity”, arguing its (ab)-use, particularly in EU-Treaties, rather than extra evidently expressions as “legitimacy” or “sovereignty” (Bruha/ Rau 2000).
The target of this paper is to check the subject from particular views: a post-national and a postmodern. The paper indicates a kind of “back to the roots” of the en-quiry, imminent the topic neither with pre-existent assumptions nor with the target to reserve questioned arguments. The learn won't pursue the query concerning the life of a collective eu id, yet will look for attainable methods and conditions, within which “identity” in Europe (restricting the focal point at the eu Union) may perhaps emerge.
The principal query of the paper might be if the advance of an ecu id is believable and if a common technique of socialisation may perhaps be triumphant at the nationwide buildings of the member states (hereafter MSs) and result in the expansion of universal “procedures” and “functions” between ecu populations. to be able to solution the query the extra passable as attainable, the dissertation proposes differing angles for the research with the intend to check the findings as a result of numerous standards of examination.
In a primary half the european can be regarded as a post-national political order, deriving from the dissolution of its MSs. After a brief clarification at the political nature of the Union from this viewpoint, the dissertation will discover the choice of an rising post-national id within the ecu Union, adopting the factors proposed by way of Anthony Smith in his examine of nationwide identities (Smith 1991). The research will overview if the european attends the proposed standards to be able to investigate the arrival out of a post-national type of social id. [...]

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Seminar paper from the yr 2008 within the topic Sociology - Political Sociology, Majorities, Minorities, grade: 1,0, ecu collage Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), forty six entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: within the final a long time, debates in regards to the lifestyles and the which means of an eu idetity raised for all time extra.

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