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By Fabrizio Capogrosso

ISBN-10: 3640262395

ISBN-13: 9783640262397

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 a long time, debates in regards to the life and the that means of an ecu idetity raised forever extra. a few students approached the topic, focussing on a “common historic 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 security, democracy and rule of legislation (Risse 2001). In different circumstances, the reviews 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 goal of this paper is to check the subject from distinct views: a post-national and a postmodern. The paper indicates a type 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 research won't pursue the query in regards to the life of a collective ecu identification, yet will look for attainable methods and situations, within which “identity” in Europe (restricting the focal point at the eu Union) may perhaps emerge.
The critical query of the paper might be if the advance of an ecu identification is believable and if a common technique of socialisation might succeed at the nationwide buildings of the member states (hereafter MSs) and bring about 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 caused by distinct standards of examination.
In a primary half the ecu can be regarded as a post-national political order, deriving from the dissolution of its MSs. After a brief rationalization at the political nature of the Union from this perspective, the dissertation will discover the choice of an rising post-national identification within the eu Union, adopting the standards proposed through Anthony Smith in his learn of nationwide identities (Smith 1991). The research will overview if the european attends the proposed standards so one can investigate the arriving out of a post-national type of social identity. [...]

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