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What is a European Identity? The Emergence of a Shared Ethical Self-Understanding in the European Union

@inproceedings{Kantner2006WhatIA,
  title={What is a European Identity? The Emergence of a Shared Ethical Self-Understanding in the European Union},
  author={C. Kantner},
  year={2006}
}
  • C. Kantner
  • Published 2006
  • Political Science
  • Against the common view that a European identity is a functional precondition for legitimate EU governance, this paper argues that conceptual weaknesses of the term ‘collective identity’ inherited from social philosophical and sociological tradition led to a confusion of several analytic dimensions of ‘identity’ and to an overestimation of strong forms of collective identity. Insights provided by analytic philosophy will be introduced in order to redefine and differentiate the concept of… CONTINUE READING
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