Debating Political Identity and Legitimacy in the European Union.
By: Lucarelli, Sonia.
Contributor(s): Cerutti, Furio | Schmidt, Vivien A.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge/GARNET series: Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2012Copyright date: ©2011Description: 1 online resource (241 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781136850912.Subject(s): Constitutional history -- European Union countries | European federation | European Union countries -- Politics and government | European Union | Legitimacy of governments -- European Union countriesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Debating Political Identity and Legitimacy in the European UnionDDC classification: 341.2422 LOC classification: JN30 -- .D416 2011Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Front Cover -- Debating Political Identity and Legitimacy in the European Union -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of tables -- Notes on contributors -- Preface -- Acronyms and abbreviations -- Part I Reflections on identity and legitimacy in the European Union -- 1 How not to (mis) understand political identity in the European Union -- 2 The problems of identity and legitimacy in the European Union: is more politics the answer? -- 3 Europe as a narrative network: taking the social embeddedness of identity constructions seriously -- 4 European identity and support for European integration -- 5 Do the powers exerted by the EU need a legitimacy basedon the citizens' European identity? -- Part II Pathways to identity formation and legitimacy construction -- 6 Three European constitutionalisms and their respective legitimacy requirements: explaining the longue duréestability of the EU polity -- 7 False expectations: the counter productive side effects of the EU's use of political symbols -- 8 Gaining European legitimacy and identity through unlocking the public spheres of nation states: the case of theNetherlands -- 9 Mirrors of us: European political identity and the Others'image of the EU -- 10 Public visibility and citizen participation: the Europeanizationof foreign policy debates in the British and German publicspheres -- 11 Debating identity and legitimacy in the EU: concluding remarks -- Index.
How can we conceptualize identity and legitimacy in the context of the European union? What is the role of narratives, political symbols, public debate and institutional practices in the process of identity formation and legitimacy consolidation? Debating Political Identity and Legitimacy in the European Union addresses these questions and brings together high profile scholars from various disciplinary backgrounds to debate the ontological and epistemological aspects of research on identity and legitimacy formation in the EU. Part I investigates key elements such as the relationship between 'Europeanization' of the EU member states and its effect on the political identity of their citizens; the relationship between the politicization of the EU and processes of identity and legitimacy formation; and the indispensability of European identity for legitimizing the EU. Part II looks at pathways to identity formation and legitimacy construction in the EU by considering alternative types of constitutional legitimacy; political symbolism; Europeanization and politicization of the debate on EU focusing on the foreign policy domain. Bringing together a wide but coherent range of high profile perspectives, this book will of interest to students and scholars of European studies, Political Science, Philosophy, Sociology and Law.
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