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European Stories: Intellectual Debates on Europe in National Contexts

Justine Lacroix and Kalypso Nicolaïdis


While the European Union looms large in contemporary political science, intellectual debates across Europe on the normative foundations for integration have received less attention. This book focuses in on the visions and interpretations of European integration proposed since the early 1990s by “public intellectuals”, i.e. political philosophers, scholars, editors or writers whose opinions contribute to framing public attitudes. How is the European Union framed in national intellectual debates? How is the evolving European polity conceived? Do national debates cross‐pollinate, or are they disc ... More

Keywords: public intellectual, Europe, European Union, integration, democracy, legitimation, nation‐state, identity, diversity, narrative

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199594627
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594627.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Justine Lacroix, editor
Professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Kalypso Nicolaïdis, editor
Professor, European Studies Centre, Oxford University and a Fellow of St Antony's College
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European Stories: An Introduction

Justine Lacroix and Kalypso Nicolaïdis

Part I Themes

1 Lost in Universalization?

Francis Cheneval

Part II Founders

4 In the Shadows of Statism

Jan‐Werner Müller

5 ‘Borderline Europe’

Justine Lacroix

Part III Joiners

7 Mid‐Atlantic Musings

Georgios Varouxakis

9 Europe Othered, Europe Enlisted, Europe Possessed

George Pagoulatos and Xenophon A. Yataganas

Part IV Returners

11 Between Old Fears and New Challenges

Magdalena Góra and Zdzisław Mach

13 The World of the Two Václavs

Muriel Blaive and Nicolas Maslowski

Part V Outliers

14 Progressive Nationalism?

John Erik Fossum and Cathrine Holst

15 Convergence and Resistance

Nora Fisher Onar and Ahmet Evin

Part VI One Story or Many?

16 Europe's Political Identity

Juan Díez Medrano

Conclusion Echoes and Polyphony

Janie Pélabay, Kalypso Nicolaïdis, and Justine Lacroix

End Matter