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The Conservative Human Rights RevolutionEuropean Identity, Transnational Politics, and the Origins of the European Convention$
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Marco Duranti

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199811380

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811380.001.0001

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The Ethical Foundations of European Integration

The Ethical Foundations of European Integration

(p.345) 9 The Ethical Foundations of European Integration
The Conservative Human Rights Revolution

Marco Duranti

Oxford University Press

This chapter compares the technocratic and romantic dimensions of the postwar European project. At the end of the Second World War, the ceding of sovereignty to a new European organization of states did not have broad appeal. For this reason, Winston Churchill conceived of European integration as a cultural and ethical project as much as an economic and political one. The ascendancy of supranationalism was to be a function of conservative memory culture, not just technical innovations, for overcoming the grim realities of the present required the elaboration of a grand civilizational narrative oriented toward an idealized past.

Keywords:   conservatism, European identity, European integration, ECHR, European Convention on Human Rights, human rights, history and memory, internationalism, romanticism, Winston Churchill

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