By Catherine Guisan
This booklet offers a theoretical and ancient exam of the speech and deeds of eu founders.Using a clean and leading edge procedure, this monograph connects political conception with concrete political practices in line with empirical proof, and theorizes the inner strategy of ecu reconciliations because it has been skilled via these concerned. The ebook attracts upon over a hundred interviews, memoirs, autobiographies and essays of elite and grassroot actors around the background of the eu Union, from the founding of the eu Coal and metal group in 1950-2 to the 2010 monetary trouble. It introduces the reader to significant modern Western political thinkers, Hannah Arendt, Jürgen Habermas, Charles Taylor and Paul Ricoeur, and examines how their theories boost the translation of political phenomena corresponding to ecu integration. As one of many first reports of ecu stories, this method opens a different window of study to view the advance of the eu neighborhood, and makes a desirable contribution to our figuring out of the political culture born of 60 years of ecu integration.A Political idea of identification in eu Integration: reminiscence and rules should be of robust curiosity to scholars and students of ecu politics, modern democratic conception and ecu experiences. Review'Guisan’s research claims a better specialize in the theoretical implications of her findings for the method of ecu integration, [this] book is very recommended: it proves that it really is nonetheless attainable so as to add new insights and findings to the present literature facing problems with ecu identity.' - Alexander Reinfeldt, Universitat Hamburg, GermanyAbout the AuthorCatherine Guisan is a traveling Assistant Professor within the division of Political technology on the college of Minnesota and the writer of Un sens à l'Europe: Gagner l. a. paix (Paris: Odile Jacob, 2003). [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
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The principle of reconciliation is the foundational principle of European integration and therefore calls for an extended analysis in Chapters 2 and 3. Chapter 2 draws from the theoretical resources available in comparative politics and political theory to analyze the post-WWII experiences of reconciliation in Western Europe and the ECSC founding, and it highlights the uncoordinated, yet converging elite and grassroots initiatives in these processes. The briefer Chapter 3 discusses two putative cases of application, the first in the Western Balkans between Kosovo and Serbia after 2008; the second examines the contests over EU memory(ies) among official and civil society actors.
I do not argue that I have a statistically representative sample of ECSC/EC/EU testimonies, but rather what Joseph A. Maxwell calls a “purposeful” or “criterion-based” sample. 63 Present times are more challenging. My 82 interviews/“testimonies” (1995–2009) include 45 European members of Parliament (MEPs), who must explain and develop the “European tradition” with their electors; to know their mind on issues seemed particularly relevant. I also interviewed former EU Commission President Jacques Delors, senior civil servants at the Commission and the Council, diplomats from countries negotiating for accession and three close associates of Jean Monnet, the senior French civil servant who crafted the Schuman Declaration and became the first president of the ECSC High Authority: Max Kohnstamm, Jacques-René Rabier and Henri Rieben.
Hate also holds international communities together: see the rapprochement between France and Britain directed against Germany in the early twentieth century. “Hostility as such does not disappear. ” There is no doubt that the Stalinist threat in the Eastern part of Europe and the American presence in the West spurred Western Europeans to action. 30 In 1945 the Western Allies pondered what to do with Germany. They soon abandoned the harsh Morgenthau Plan for the de-industrialization of the country because, at the onset of the Cold War, West Germany needed to be solidly integrated into the Western alliance and to play its part in the economic redevelopment of Europe.
A Political Theory of Identity in European Integration: Memory and Policies by Catherine Guisan