Cultural diversity, European identity and the legitimacy of by Dieter Fuchs, Hans-Dieter Klingemann

By Dieter Fuchs, Hans-Dieter Klingemann

Due to numerous rounds of ecu enlargements, the measure of cultural variety in Europe has intensified - a phenomenon that is more and more perceived as difficult through many ecu voters. This interesting ebook not just empirically explores the present nation of the id and the legitimacy of the european as considered by means of its electorate, but in addition evaluates their attitudes in the direction of it.

The professional participants express that the improvement of a ecu identification and a typical eu tradition is a prerequisite for ecu integration; that ecu identification and a typical political tradition won't increase speedily yet emerge slowly, and that the beginnings of a eu identification and a typical ecu tradition are at present rising. the jobs of civil society agencies and political events are tested inside this context, and an explanatory version with subjective predictors of the attitudes in the direction of the european is proven. The empirical research is underpinned by way of a theoretical framework incorporating operational definitions and conceptual dialogue of legitimacy and id.

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Democracy and Constitutionalism in the European Union, ECSA Review, 13 (2), 2–7. Moravcsik, Andrew (2001a), ‘Despotism in Brussels? Misreading the European Union’, Foreign Affairs, 80 (3), 114–22. Moravcsik, Andrew (2001b), ‘Federalism in the European Union: Rhetoric and Reality’, in Kalypso Nicolaidis and Robert Howse (eds), The Federal Vision, New York: Oxford University Press. Moravcsik, Andrew (2002), ‘Europe without Illusions’, Paper presented at the Third Spaak Foundation – Harvard University Conference (unpublished).

The second problem is that of demarcating the collective of Europeans visà-vis the outside. This discussion is strongly influenced by normative considerations. Against the backdrop of the wars between European nation states and conflicts across the world motivated by ethnic claims, it is often thought undesirable to pursue demarcation from others. In his concept of political identity, Cerutti (2008, pp. 5–6) accordingly excludes ‘four fairly common usages’ which include the following: ‘identity is not based primarily on exclusion, and Huntington’s view [namely that] “we know who we are when we know whom we are against” is an oversimplification, and a distorting one at that.

Moravcsik, Andrew (2001b), ‘Federalism in the European Union: Rhetoric and Reality’, in Kalypso Nicolaidis and Robert Howse (eds), The Federal Vision, New York: Oxford University Press. Moravcsik, Andrew (2002), ‘Europe without Illusions’, Paper presented at the Third Spaak Foundation – Harvard University Conference (unpublished). Moravcsik, Andrew (2003a), ‘Le Mythe du déficit démocratique Européen’, Raisons Politiques, May–June 2003, 1–14. Moravcsik, Andrew (2003b), ‘In Defense of the “Democratic Deficit”: Reassessing Legitimacy in the European Union’, in Joseph Weiler, Ian Begg and John Peterson (eds), Integration in an Expanding European Union, Oxford, UK: Blackwell, pp.

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