European Stories: Intellectual Debates on Europe in National by Justine Lacroix, Kalypso Nicolaidis

By Justine Lacroix, Kalypso Nicolaidis

European Stories takes a brand new examine debates approximately eu Integration through analyzing the function of "public intellectuals"--political philosophers, students, editorialists or writers--who give a contribution to framing the angle of eu publics to Europe and the european. whereas there's an immense literature at the function of intellectuals thought of normally or of their targeted nationwide contexts, there's priceless little on their tackle ecu integration within the post-war interval. This e-book is formidable: it goals to supply an outline of the way puzzling over Europe is expressed inside of certain epistemological contexts and the way diversified ideological configurations are formed throughout time and house. Twelve nationwide situations were selected--including founding and more recent member european individuals in addition to non-member states--in order to provide quite a lot of contrasting highbrow contexts. participants are all themselves totally immersed within the respective nationwide public spheres even though the editors were cautious to decide on colleagues who're now not strongly pointed out with a really particular and contested place at the nationwide spectrum.

The anticipated readership is huge and interdisciplinary, starting from political philosophy, to political technology, background, sociology, and diplomacy. for that reason, the quantity should still develop into a reference publication for classes on eu integration and eu id thought of as a rule, in addition to eu historical past, heritage of rules, and modern political concept. past academia, it may be of curiosity to newshounds in addition to a extra basic readership both in ecu matters or the highbrow debates of our time. European Stories is the 1st e-book released in English in this subject and may confidently motivate the advance of additional examine.

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Carlos Closa is a professor at CSIC‐Madrid. He has been Deputy Director at the Centre for Political and Constitutional Studies, Madrid (CEPC) and member of the Venice Commission for Democracy through Law of the Council of Europe. xv) Professor at the College of Europe (Bruges). He is Associated Researcher at the Real Instituto Elcano de Estudios Internacionales y Estratégicos (RIE). Ahmet Evin, currently senior fellow at the Transatlantic Academy, Washington, DC, and visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins University, teaches at Sabanci University, where he was the founding dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and a founding member of Istanbul Policy Center.

Soon the movement would split between those embracing the pragmatism of Monnet's methods and those who preferred to remain with the pure vision (although it would reunite in the post‐Cold War years). But perhaps more notable than their disagreements was simply intellectuals' rapid loss of interest in the European question. 10) European project finally turned into reality, intellectuals turned away from it (Bachoud, Cuesta, and Trebitsch 2000: 11). Europe ignored: Perversity, diversion, and disillusion How can we explain this European intellectuals' paradox?

Thus, Jürgen Habermas was recognized as one of the most prominent thinkers of our time well before he turned to the subject of Europe in the early 1990s; Marcel Gauchet and Pierre Manent were well established as, respectively, a theorist of democracy and a historian of liberal political thought before they published their first articles on Europe in the mid‐2000s. Inevitably, these intellectuals originate from a plurality of disciplines – from political theory to public law, philosophy, contemporary history, political sociology, and even literature.

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