Item description for A Soul for Europe. On the Political and Cultural Identity of the Europeans. A Reader. Volume 1 (On the Making of Europe) by Furio Cerutti & Enno Rudolph...
After moving for ten plus years towards an ever closer union, the European Union and its citizens now face the choice whether to establish a full-fledged common polity. This decision requires a Europe-wide debate that includes the candidate states. European citizens must discuss what (if any) common values, principles and basic policies they share. A European identity involves the Union's institutions becoming rooted in the "soul" of the citizens, whatever its relationship might be to the existing national and local identities. Only then will the EU possess democratic legitimacy and support. intellectual interest in the European process. They discuss the EU's unprecedented character as a peacefull and voluntary union of peoples, its understandable obstacles encountered along the way to further integration, and the Union's less acceptable shortcomings. for the general reader. It examines the essential components of a European political identity in relation to democracy, citizenship, social justice, war and peace, freedom and borders. It also explores the history of this identity. provide in-depth analysis of fundamental aspects of European cultural identity such as religion, art and economic culture, myth and civil society. readers of either one will feel stimulated to reach for the other (Peeters 2001)
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Studio: Peeters Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2001
Publisher David Brown
ISBN 9042909951 ISBN13 9789042909953
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More About Furio Cerutti & Enno Rudolph
Furio Cerutti is Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy. Rodolfo Ragionieri is Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science and Sociology, University of Florence.
Furio Cerutti has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Florence, Italy.