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Losing the narrative: the United Kingdom and the European Union as imagined communities

Wallace, William (2017) Losing the narrative: the United Kingdom and the European Union as imagined communities. International Relations, 31 (2). pp. 192-209. ISSN 0047-1178

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Identification Number: 10.1177/0047117817707396

Abstract

The United Kingdom’s awkward relationship with the countries on the European continent reflects the ambiguity of its national identity, wavering between European engagement and the English-speaking peoples, as much as differences over economic interests. The founding narrative of West European integration, after the Second World War, has also weakened with generational change, the end of the Cold War and eastern enlargement. Developing persuasive new narratives both for the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) are necessary but difficult tasks for continuing cooperation.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://journals.sagepub.com/home/ire
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author
Divisions: Government
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2017 13:21
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 03:57
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/83648

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