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The mapping of Europe and ideas of integration : in the new member countries, national meanings of European culture determine debates about the desired European Union's mission

Die Landkarte Europas und Gedanken zur Integration : die nationalen Bedeutungen der europäischen Kultur in den neuen Mitgliedsländern bestimmen die Debatten über die gewünschte Europäische Union

Domnitz, Christian


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Abstract With EU enlargement, peculiar Central European ideas and traditions of integration emerged in European politics. In the discussions on a European constitution, the representatives of the new member states surprised the “old” Europe with meanings of Europe that were situated far beyond the canonised Western concepts of pragmatic political integration. Central European politicians and political essayists discussed a canon of cultural and religious European values and the role of the nations in the European Union. Research on the contemporary history of Central Europe brings light into the traditions and the development of Central European meanings of Europe. Before 1989 and East of the “Iron curtain”, Europe rather served as a place of desire than as a concrete concept, a mechanism of integration or an institutional framework. The cases of Poland and the Czech Republic (respectively the former Czechoslovakia) show that the salient feature of their meanings of Europe in history is the high significance of the nation. In the Eastern bloc, Europe was construed along terms of culture and civilisation. Party officials, dissidents and journalists framed Europe nationally. Regarding ideas of integration, 1989 stands for continuity in Central European meanings of Europe. The historical East-West difference in the „thinking of Europe“ and former mappings of Europe in the new member countries re-shape the present new European Union. Exclusive meanings of Europe in Central Europe challenge policies of integration, migration, citizenship and governance. There is a drift towards demarcating a European self and towards defining a collective in cultural terms. This trend strengthens the paradigm of neighbourhood vis-à-vis transnationalisation and unification in the E.U. In the debates on the foreign relations of the Union, exponents of a cultural European identity address questions of self-demarcation and self-delimitation.
Thesaurusschlagwörter Europe; European integration; discourse; eastwards expansion; joining the European Union; European Policy; political culture; national identity; political influence; Poland; Czech Republic; post-socialist country; nation
Klassifikation Europapolitik
Methode deskriptive Studie
Freie Schlagwörter Central Europe; history; Europeanism; regional traditions; European integration; culture
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2008
Erscheinungsort Berlin
Seitenangabe 15 S.
Schriftenreihe Working Paper Series of the Research Network 1989, 10
Status Veröffentlichungsversion; nicht begutachtet
Lizenz Creative Commons - Namensnennung, Nicht kommerz., Keine Bearbeitung