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Experiencing European Integration: Transnational Lives and European Identity

Theresa Kuhn


European integration has generated a wide array of economic, political, and social opportunities beyond the nation state. Scandinavians spending their retirement at the Mediterranean coast; Germans employing a Polish caretaker; international exchange students staying in Prague; Italian baristas serving cappuccino in British coffee shops—they are all part of an integrating Europe and seem to reflect the ‘Unity in diversity’ that is desired by European policy makers. As an early theorist of European integration, Karl Deutsch expected this development to promote a collective identity and support ... More

Keywords: European integration, Karl Deutsch, transactionalist theory, security community, regional integration, individual transnationalism, EU support, European identity, survey research

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199688913
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688913.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Theresa Kuhn, author
Assistant Professor, University of Amsterdam