The Search for a European Identity: Values, Policies and Legitimacy of the European Union
Furio Cerutti, Sonia Lucarelli
Taylor & Francis, Jun 20, 2008 - Political Science - 242 pages
This book examines the link between political identity and legitimacy in the European Union. Stimulated by the crisis of legitimacy and identity suffered by the EU after the referenda on the Constitutional Treaty, the editors have developed a theoretical framework to examine the interplay between these two items in the problematic development of the EU into a fully-fledged political actor.
The contributors to the volume seek to:
Featuring case studies on foreign and environmental policy, biosafety policy, biotechnology regulation, civil society, human rights promotion, as well as studies on the role of memory, space and external views on the process of European identity-building, this book will be of interest to students and researchers of political science, political philosophy, European politics and European Studies.