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How the EU shapes and hones its identity through the language of its treaties

Oshri, Odelia and Shenhav, Shaul (2017) How the EU shapes and hones its identity through the language of its treaties. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (12 Sep 2017). Website.

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Abstract

The European Union has always sought to portray itself as having a distinct identity built on a set of values. But how is this identity constructed through the EU's treaties? Odelia Oshri and Shaul Shenhav decipher the ways in which the EU's discourse on values has changed throughout the 60 years of European integration. They show that two values have traditionally dominated the Union's treaty texts – ‘democracy’ and a ‘market economy’. However, since the 1990s, new values have penetrated this discourse and have served to legitimate the expansion of the EU’s scope and ambition.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2017 11:10
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2019 00:47
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/84840

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