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The conceptual spectrum of European identity: from missing link to unnecessary evil

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dc.contributor.author Walkenhorst, Heiko
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-11T16:31:43Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-11T16:31:43Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/488
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract European identity is a politically relevant concept. The study of European identity, however, suffers from its conceptual overstretch. Aiming to facilitate the use and operationalisation of European identity this article provides five distinct models of European identity that shape the political and academic debate on the future of Europe. Starting from a macro-theoretical perspective, existing political and theoretical contributions are placed within an original spectrum of European identity approaches. In an empirically based approach the models are explained by their variation in development, aims, issues, processes and methods of identity construction. An important finding of the analysis is that European identity models do not stand conceptually alone but are embedded in more general approaches of European integration. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick, Department of Politics and Public Administration en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Limerick Papers in Politics and Public Administration;2009, No. 3
dc.subject identity en_US
dc.subject Europe en_US
dc.title The conceptual spectrum of European identity: from missing link to unnecessary evil en_US
dc.type Research paper en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.restriction none en


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