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Den europeiska identiteten Vem är europé enligt EU?

Olsson, Maria (2004)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The main purpose of this thesis is to examine how the European Union through the Directorate- General (DG) of Education and Culture, are calling forth a constructed sense of European identity amongst the citizens of the Union.

It is a discourse analysis, which can be described in twofold. Firstly, it is a mapping of the European discourse; i.e. how the European Union defines the identity it seeks to mobilise. Secondly, it examines whether or not there are similarities in the European discourse of identity and the traditional nation-building discourse of national identity.

According to this thesis a European identity is articulated in cultural terms, whereby its members are said to share the same values and a common cultural heritage.

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The main purpose of this thesis is to examine how the European Union through the Directorate- General (DG) of Education and Culture, are calling forth a constructed sense of European identity amongst the citizens of the Union.

It is a discourse analysis, which can be described in twofold. Firstly, it is a mapping of the European discourse; i.e. how the European Union defines the identity it seeks to mobilise. Secondly, it examines whether or not there are similarities in the European discourse of identity and the traditional nation-building discourse of national identity.

According to this thesis a European identity is articulated in cultural terms, whereby its members are said to share the same values and a common cultural heritage.

To bring the people of Europe closer together and to deepen awareness of their "common" history, the European Union encourages all manner of meetings and exchange schemes between Europeans. Although its goal is to develop a feeling of belonging to a shared culture, the EU is also keen to preserve the specific aspects of Europe's many cultures. The European Union's work on conserving and enhancing the cultural environment nowadays covers the built heritage, the environment, artistic objects and works, and the non-material heritage. Traditions, social customs, knowledge and know-how are taken fully into account in a broad definition of what kind of heritage is common to the people of Europe (Less)
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author
Olsson, Maria
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
European identity, European Union, national identity, national building, discourse, discourse analysis, education, culture, citizenship, we, them, pluralism, multitude, Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper
language
Swedish
id
1334163
date added to LUP
2004-10-04
date last changed
2004-10-04
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It is a discourse analysis, which can be described in twofold. Firstly, it is a mapping of the European discourse; i.e. how the European Union defines the identity it seeks to mobilise. Secondly, it examines whether or not there are similarities in the European discourse of identity and the traditional nation-building discourse of national identity.

According to this thesis a European identity is articulated in cultural terms, whereby its members are said to share the same values and a common cultural heritage.

To bring the people of Europe closer together and to deepen awareness of their "common" history, the European Union encourages all manner of meetings and exchange schemes between Europeans. Although its goal is to develop a feeling of belonging to a shared culture, the EU is also keen to preserve the specific aspects of Europe's many cultures. The European Union's work on conserving and enhancing the cultural environment nowadays covers the built heritage, the environment, artistic objects and works, and the non-material heritage. Traditions, social customs, knowledge and know-how are taken fully into account in a broad definition of what kind of heritage is common to the people of Europe},
  author       = {Olsson, Maria},
  keyword      = {European identity,European Union,national identity,national building,discourse,discourse analysis,education,culture,citizenship,we,them,pluralism,multitude,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Den europeiska identiteten Vem är europé enligt EU?},
  year         = {2004},
}