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A Political Theory of Identity in European Integration: by Catherine Guisan

By Catherine Guisan

This e-book presents a theoretical and old exam of the speech and deeds of eu founders.Using a clean and cutting edge process, this monograph connects political thought with concrete political practices in line with empirical facts, and theorizes the interior strategy of eu reconciliations because it has been skilled by means of these concerned. The booklet attracts upon over a hundred interviews, memoirs, autobiographies and essays of elite and grassroot actors around the heritage of the ecu Union, from the founding of the ecu Coal and metal group in 1950-2 to the 2010 monetary obstacle. It introduces the reader to significant modern Western political thinkers, Hannah Arendt, Jürgen Habermas, Charles Taylor and Paul Ricoeur, and examines how their theories strengthen the translation of political phenomena similar to eu integration. As one of many first experiences of ecu thoughts, this method opens a special window of study to view the improvement of the ecu group, and makes a desirable contribution to our realizing of the political culture born of 60 years of eu integration.A Political concept of identification in eu Integration: reminiscence and guidelines could be of sturdy curiosity to scholars and students of eu politics, modern democratic conception and european reports. Review'Guisan’s research claims a far better specialise in the theoretical implications of her findings for the method of ecu integration, [this] book is very recommended: it proves that it really is nonetheless attainable so as to add new insights and findings to the present literature facing problems with eu identity.' - Alexander Reinfeldt, Universitat Hamburg, GermanyAbout the AuthorCatherine Guisan is a vacationing Assistant Professor within the division of Political technological know-how on the collage of Minnesota and the writer of Un sens à l'Europe: Gagner l. a. paix (Paris: Odile Jacob, 2003). [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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63 Present times are more challenging. My 82 interviews/“testimonies” (1995–2009) include 45 European members of Parliament (MEPs), who must explain and develop the “European tradition” with their electors; to know their mind on issues seemed particularly relevant. I also interviewed former EU Commission President Jacques Delors, senior civil servants at the Commission and the Council, diplomats from countries negotiating for accession and three close associates of Jean Monnet, the senior French civil servant who crafted the Schuman Declaration and became the first president of the ECSC High Authority: Max Kohnstamm, Jacques-René Rabier and Henri Rieben.

Chapter 5: Enlargements and the recognition of the Other: the case of Turkey Because of the constraining nature of the accession process, reunification and “enlargement” too easily become code words for Western dominance. 84 Charles Taylor analyzes the process of recognition, which facilitates the coming together of parties previously opposed, or merely disconnected, by drawing from Hegel’s historical dialectics (while discounting Hegel’s metaphysical propositions on the “end of history”). The new association, far from abolishing the parties, helps them toward a higher stage of individual and collective self-realization.

They deployed their first public effects in the highly technical Treaty of Paris on the ECSC (1952) and, in that case, the principle of reconciliation consists of five distinct practices: accounting for the past; forgiving; promising; a fair reorganization of the economic relations between the parties; and the benevolent involvement of an external political power. Chapter 2 draws from Jaspers and Arendt to interpret the speech and deeds of Jean Monnet, German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, Italian Prime Minister Alcide De Gasperi, and French Foreign Affairs Minister Robert Schuman, and those of close collaborators and of grassroots activists dedicated to European reconstruction, as manifestations of accounting for the past, forgiveness and promise.

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