European Stories: Intellectual Debates on Europe in National by Justine Lacroix, Kalypso Nicolaidis

By Justine Lacroix, Kalypso Nicolaidis

European Stories takes a brand new examine debates approximately eu Integration via reading the position of "public intellectuals"--political philosophers, students, editorialists or writers--who give a contribution to framing the angle of eu publics to Europe and the ecu. whereas there's an important literature at the position of intellectuals thought of quite often or of their targeted nationwide contexts, there's helpful little on their tackle eu integration within the post-war interval. This publication is bold: it goals to supply an summary of ways pondering Europe is expressed inside of specified epistemological contexts and the way assorted ideological configurations are formed throughout time and house. Twelve nationwide situations were selected--including founding and more recent member ecu contributors in addition to non-member states--in order to supply quite a lot of contrasting highbrow contexts. participants are all themselves absolutely immersed within the respective nationwide public spheres even though the editors were cautious to settle on colleagues who're now not strongly pointed out with a truly particular and contested place at the nationwide spectrum.

The anticipated readership is extensive and interdisciplinary, starting from political philosophy, to political technology, background, sociology, and diplomacy. for this reason, the quantity should still develop into a reference booklet for classes on eu integration and eu id thought of more often than not, in addition to eu historical past, background of rules, and modern political thought. past academia, it's going to be of curiosity to newshounds in addition to a extra basic readership both in eu concerns or the highbrow debates of our time. European Stories is the 1st e-book released in English in this subject and should expectantly inspire the improvement of extra examine.

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Soon the movement would split between those embracing the pragmatism of Monnet's methods and those who preferred to remain with the pure vision (although it would reunite in the post‐Cold War years). But perhaps more notable than their disagreements was simply intellectuals' rapid loss of interest in the European question. 10) European project finally turned into reality, intellectuals turned away from it (Bachoud, Cuesta, and Trebitsch 2000: 11). Europe ignored: Perversity, diversion, and disillusion How can we explain this European intellectuals' paradox?

Ulrike Liebert is Professor of Political Science, Jean Monnet Chair and Director of the Centre for European Studies, University of Bremen. Her major interests include research projects and teaching activities at the European University Institute/Florence, the University of Heidelberg, the Universidad Autonomà/Barcelona, and Cornell University, in the fields of democratic theory, comparative democratization, and European integration. She is a co‐coordinator of Reconstituting Democracy in Europe (RECON, Sixth FP, ARENA/Oslo, 2007–11).

Indeed, before the Enlightenment, the idea of ‘Europe’ tended to be advocated as a way to resist change, in the context of a growing desire for strict state independence from imperial or papal power – ‘ideas that were infinitely more novel at the time than those of Dante or Dubois’ (Duroselle 1965: 73). It was the state which became the object of intellectuals' attention in the century that culminated in the peace of Westphalia (1648), notably through the work of state sovereignty theorists such as Jean Bodin (1530–1596) or Hugo Grotius (1583–1645).

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