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Turkey and the EU: a 'new' European identity in the making?

Kylstad, Ingrid (2010) Turkey and the EU: a 'new' European identity in the making? LSE 'Europe in Question' discussion paper series (27/2010). The London School of Economics and Political Science, London.

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Abstract

This paper conducts an ontological inquiry into the identity of the European Union, and seeks to establish whether its core identity is of a cultural or political nature through looking at the debate generated by Turkey’s application for EU membership. The concepts of ‘the other’, the nation-state and a secularism rooted in Christianity contributes towards a peculiar culturalist understanding of the EU project both on the left and on the right side of the political spectrum. The debate also demonstrates that there is a gap between what the EU ought to be judging from its fundamental documents, and what kind form of the EU ‘Europe’ is ready for. The liberal idea of the EU being a purely political union based on Kantian ideals will require a whole new language for talking about Europe.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://www.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/LEQS/LEQSHo...
Additional Information: © 2010 The Author
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
JEL classification: Z - Other Special Topics > Z0 - General > Z00 - General
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Collections > LSE ‘Europe in Question’ Discussion Paper Series
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2013 10:35
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2020 23:05
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/53290

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