Changing Europe: Identities, Nations and Citizens

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Europe has changed significantly and is now facing even more dramatic transformations with the enlargement of the European Union, the introduction of the euro and its increased role as a global actor in world affairs. This clear and accessible textbook provides an introduction to the key issues now shaping the new Europe and its citizens.

The book features:
* a history of the idea of 'Europe' and the development of the European nation state
* analysis of European identity and the challenges posed by citizenship, migration, human rights, regionalism and nationalism
* examination of the enlargement process and the impact of globalisation
* key learning points, text boxes and guides for further reading to help students
 

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Contents

Chapter
7
European citizenship
9
The nationstate in Europe
23
Nationalism in Europe
43
Regions in Europe and a Europe of the regions
65
Migration and asylumseeking in Europe
81
Human rights the European experience
95
Introduction
96
The EU and human rights
103
Europe and European identity
109
institutions and integration
127
The enlargement of the European Union
141
European nationstates and globalisation
157
NOTES
171
INDEX
183
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