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Identitet Europa

Göth, Josef LU (2010) MRSK30 20092
Human Rights Studies
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Abstract
European identity based on the common religious and cultural history is very hard to argue for. Still, the guiding treaties in the European Union are mentioning the necessity to protect and preserve Europe’s religious, cultural and historical inheritance. This essay explains how this identification of Europe’s common inheritance is no more than a political construct, based on the same theories of imagined communities as Benedict Anderson explains the nation state with, and the theories of collective identity formation that uses the ”other” to identify what is ”us”.
This essay explains how the identity formation process as presented in the Lisbon treaty, and the discussions about Turkeys eventual membership in the EU, are based on the... (More)
European identity based on the common religious and cultural history is very hard to argue for. Still, the guiding treaties in the European Union are mentioning the necessity to protect and preserve Europe’s religious, cultural and historical inheritance. This essay explains how this identification of Europe’s common inheritance is no more than a political construct, based on the same theories of imagined communities as Benedict Anderson explains the nation state with, and the theories of collective identity formation that uses the ”other” to identify what is ”us”.
This essay explains how the identity formation process as presented in the Lisbon treaty, and the discussions about Turkeys eventual membership in the EU, are based on the perspective of Islam as Europe’s other. (Less)
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author
Göth, Josef LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSK30 20092
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Lissabonfördraget, The Other, Orientalism, Föreställd gemenskap, Identitet, Europa
language
Swedish
id
1525924
date added to LUP
2010-03-04 14:56:57
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:48
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  abstract     = {European identity based on the common religious and cultural history is very hard to argue for. Still, the guiding treaties in the European Union are mentioning the necessity to protect and preserve Europe’s religious, cultural and historical inheritance. This essay explains how this identification of Europe’s common inheritance is no more than a political construct, based on the same theories of imagined communities as Benedict Anderson explains the nation state with, and the theories of collective identity formation that uses the ”other” to identify what is ”us”. 
This essay explains how the identity formation process as presented in the Lisbon treaty, and the discussions about Turkeys eventual membership in the EU, are based on the perspective of Islam as Europe’s other.},
  author       = {Göth, Josef},
  keyword      = {Lissabonfördraget,The Other,Orientalism,Föreställd gemenskap,Identitet,Europa},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Identitet Europa},
  year         = {2010},
}