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Rethinking transnational solidarity in the EU

White, Jonathan ORCID: 0000-0002-4668-698X (2003) Rethinking transnational solidarity in the EU. Perspectives: Review of International Affairs, 20. pp. 40-57. ISSN 1210-762X

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Most contemporary analysis of popular attitudes in the European Union takes identity as the explanatory idea, and posits a hierarchy of totalising identities — national, supranational, regional and so forth. This 'horizontal' approach has arguably resulted in unproductive debate concerning the normative basis on which the Union's future should be built. More useful is to focus on how popular attitudes differ according to different areas of transnational concern. This paper seeks to outline a theoretical framework for such a 'vertical' approach, and to sketch its application using the environmental and judicial fields as case-studies.

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Additional Information: © 2003 Institute of International Relations, NGO
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2016 12:28
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 00:12

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