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Civilisationernas kamp inom EU? - Polen, Rumänien och Huntington

Nordberg, John LU (2018) STVK02 20181
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Samuel P. Huntington’s civilizational paradigm predicts that countries that share certain cultural traits will cooperate while countries that do not share these traits will clash. Every country is a part of a certain civilization. Two of these civilizations that Huntington identifies are the Western civilization and the Orthodox civilization. The European Union is characterized by the Western civilization although in recent years members of the Orthodox civilization have entered the EU. The basic premise of this paper is that, according to the civilizational paradigm, countries belonging to the Orthodox civilization will have a harder time to adjust to a membership in the EU than what countries from the Western civilization will.

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Samuel P. Huntington’s civilizational paradigm predicts that countries that share certain cultural traits will cooperate while countries that do not share these traits will clash. Every country is a part of a certain civilization. Two of these civilizations that Huntington identifies are the Western civilization and the Orthodox civilization. The European Union is characterized by the Western civilization although in recent years members of the Orthodox civilization have entered the EU. The basic premise of this paper is that, according to the civilizational paradigm, countries belonging to the Orthodox civilization will have a harder time to adjust to a membership in the EU than what countries from the Western civilization will.

In 2004 Poland joined the EU and in 2007 Romania also became a member. By Huntington’s defintion Poland is a Western country while Romania is an Orthodox country. By analyzing the EU membership’s effect on public opinion regarding the EU in Poland and Romania, Huntington’s theories is put to the test. This is done by using 3 different surveys from the European Commission from year 2004 to 2012. What is found is a slight support for Huntington’s ideas but also some problems in Huntington’s reasoning. (Less)
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Nordberg, John LU
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STVK02 20181
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Huntington, Poland, Romania, Civilizations, EU
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Swedish
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8940155
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  abstract     = {Samuel P. Huntington’s civilizational paradigm predicts that countries that share certain cultural traits will cooperate while countries that do not share these traits will clash. Every country is a part of a certain civilization. Two of these civilizations that Huntington identifies are the Western civilization and the Orthodox civilization. The European Union is characterized by the Western civilization although in recent years members of the Orthodox civilization have entered the EU. The basic premise of this paper is that, according to the civilizational paradigm, countries belonging to the Orthodox civilization will have a harder time to adjust to a membership in the EU than what countries from the Western civilization will.

In 2004 Poland joined the EU and in 2007 Romania also became a member. By Huntington’s defintion Poland is a Western country while Romania is an Orthodox country. By analyzing the EU membership’s effect on public opinion regarding the EU in Poland and Romania, Huntington’s theories is put to the test. This is done by using 3 different surveys from the European Commission from year 2004 to 2012. What is found is a slight support for Huntington’s ideas but also some problems in Huntington’s reasoning.},
  author       = {Nordberg, John},
  keyword      = {Huntington,Poland,Romania,Civilizations,EU},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Civilisationernas kamp inom EU? - Polen, Rumänien och Huntington},
  year         = {2018},
}