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Discourses and Counter-Discourses on Europe : From the Enlightenment to the EU (Hardcover)

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The European Union plays an increasingly central role in global relations from migration to trade to institutional financial solvency. How we understand the formation and continuation of these relations – their narratives and discourses - are rooted in social, political, and economic historical relations emerging at the founding of European states and then substantially augmented in the Post-WWII era. Any rethinking of our European narratives requires a contextualized analysis of the formation of hegemonic discourses.

The book contributes to the ongoing process of "rethinking" the European project, identity, and institutions, brought about by the end of the Cold war and the current economic and political crisis. Starting from the principle that the present European crisis goes hand in hand with the crisis of its hegemonic discourse, the aim of the volume is to rescue the complexity, the richness, the ambiguity of the discourses on Europe as opposed to the present simplification. The multidisciplinary approach and the long-term perspective permits illuminating scope over multiple discourses, historical periods, and different "languages", including that of the European institutions.

This text will be of key interest to scholars and students of European Union politics, European integration, European History, and more broadly international relations.

Number of Pages: 271
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: General
Series Title: Critical European Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: January 27, 2017
TCIN: 51279533
UPC: 9781138640726
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-6149

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