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’Europeism’ kontra ’Balkanism’

Raguz, Janja LU (2010) STVM01 20101
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This paper adresses key issues of constructions and ideas of our social reality in relation to the international political organisation. Through constructivist analyses this paper highlights and contrast two identity contructions which are of great relevance for the European integration of today. By definig the main charachters of the persistant and condemning discourse of Balkanism and the young and somewhat diffused discourse of Europeanism, my findings have shown that such constructions of identity are strongly touched upon the shapings of an international political order and that they have a reflexive relationship to one-another. The paper sets out some points of examples how the the construction about in what way the Balkans have been... (More)
This paper adresses key issues of constructions and ideas of our social reality in relation to the international political organisation. Through constructivist analyses this paper highlights and contrast two identity contructions which are of great relevance for the European integration of today. By definig the main charachters of the persistant and condemning discourse of Balkanism and the young and somewhat diffused discourse of Europeanism, my findings have shown that such constructions of identity are strongly touched upon the shapings of an international political order and that they have a reflexive relationship to one-another. The paper sets out some points of examples how the the construction about in what way the Balkans have been produced over time and by that it is becomes clear that Western Europe has identified itself in adjustment of what Balkan is not. These identity constructions show that they are in need of a reconstruction if the integration with the EU on the region will be able accure. The disparaging imaginations about the Balkans will increase with the speed of the European integration- and enlargement processes. (Less)
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author
Raguz, Janja LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En analys av identitetsfrågor som uppstår då EU:s utvidgningsprocess färdas österut och möter Balkan
course
STVM01 20101
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Utvidgning, Balkanism, Diskurs, EU, EU integration, EU:s utrikespolitik, Europeisering, Globalisering, Identitet, Konstruktivism, Kulturarv, Nationalism, Nationsstat, Regionalt samarbete, Poststrukturalism, Normativ makt, Västra Balkan
language
Swedish
id
1653052
date added to LUP
2010-09-13 09:32:49
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2010-09-13 09:32:49
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  abstract     = {This paper adresses key issues of constructions and ideas of our social reality in relation to the international political organisation. Through constructivist analyses this paper highlights and contrast two identity contructions which are of great relevance for the European integration of today. By definig the main charachters of the persistant and condemning discourse of Balkanism and the young and somewhat diffused discourse of Europeanism, my findings have shown that such constructions of identity are strongly touched upon the shapings of an international political order and that they have a reflexive relationship to one-another. The paper sets out some points of examples how the the construction about in what way the Balkans have been produced over time and by that it is becomes clear that Western Europe has identified itself in adjustment of what Balkan is not. These identity constructions show that they are in need of a reconstruction if the integration with the EU on the region will be able accure. The disparaging imaginations about the Balkans will increase with the speed of the European integration- and enlargement processes.},
  author       = {Raguz, Janja},
  keyword      = {Utvidgning,Balkanism,Diskurs,EU,EU integration,EU:s utrikespolitik,Europeisering,Globalisering,Identitet,Konstruktivism,Kulturarv,Nationalism,Nationsstat,Regionalt samarbete,Poststrukturalism,Normativ makt,Västra Balkan},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {’Europeism’ kontra ’Balkanism’},
  year         = {2010},
}