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European Identity in the Context of National Identity – Questions of Identity in Sixteen European Countries in the Wake of the Financial Crisis - Oxford Scholarship Online
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European Identity in the Context of National Identity: Questions of Identity in Sixteen European Countries in the Wake of the Financial Crisis

Bettina Westle and Paolo Segatti

Abstract

Nationalism seems to be back in Europe in the age of the Great Recession. In all EU countries, citizens accuse Europe of intruding in their way of life. European identity seems to be in retreat. This book provides an insight into the multiple ways through which citizens of sixteen countries connected their own national identity to European identity in 2007 and 2009 on the verge of the economic crisis. The authors of this book, who come from different European countries, explore the regional identifications, the level of identification with the nation and with Europe, the meanings that are atta ... More

Keywords: European identity, European Union, national identity, nations, collective trust, support

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198732907
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732907.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bettina Westle, editor
Professor of Political Science, Philipps-University in Marburg

Paolo Segatti, editor
Professor of Political Sociology, Università degli Studi di Milano

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