By Mikael af Malmborg, Bo Stråth
Point out the be aware Europe in modern-day society and also you are greeted with various responses, from impassioned debate, to scepticism and outright hostility. but lengthy prior to the emergence of the fashionable ecu Union, the concept that of Europe performed a necessary position within the construction of nationwide id. This publication considers the wealth of latest and old attitudes in the direction of Europe and the way those range either inside and among nation-states.Why are a few international locations 'Europhiles' when others are 'Europhobic'? How has Europe alternately been perceived as a probability to neighborhood tradition and id or because the middle of nation-building? Why are person responses to Europe so different? evaluating and contrasting studies from twelve very diverse international locations, the authors discover the multitude of how during which validated nationwide discourses are reconciled with an rising id in the ecu. In doing so, this e-book makes an enormous contribution to what has proved to be some of the most debatable and heated debates of our time.