|Author (Person)||Lucarelli, Sonia|
|Publisher||Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group)|
|Series Title||Routledge/GARNET series: Emerging Global Challenges|
|Content Type||Textbook | Monograph|
This book examines the processes related to the development of identity and legitimacy and their interrelationships, in order to find out how far a political enterprise as tortuous and open-ended as the European process still has a chance to go on and consolidate. It brings together a cluster of scholars, from various disciplinary backgrounds to debate the ontological and epistemological aspects of research on identity and legitimacy formation in the EU.
Part I offers four different general approaches to that relationship, and to the connected issue of democracy.
Part II specifically focuses on legitimacy in the context of related categories such as power, citizenship, Constitution and (global) governance. and is highly interdisciplinary.
Part III looks first at what features emerge with regard to the identity-legitimacy nexus in the foreign policy domain, first in terms of the conduct of foreign policy and second in terms of the EU image abroad. Finally the authors focus on the transversal category of political symbol, without which identity can scarcely be grasped, in a critical attitude towards EU policies on this.
Part 1: What do Political Identity and Legitimacy mean in the EU?
Part 2: Legitimacy, Citizenship, Constitution
Part 3: Pathways to Identity Formation
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|