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European Stories: Intellectual Debates on Europe in National Contexts

Justine Lacroix and Kalypso Nicolaïdis


While the European Union looms large in contemporary political science, intellectual debates across Europe on the normative foundations for integration have received less attention. This book focuses in on the visions and interpretations of European integration proposed since the early 1990s by “public intellectuals”, i.e. political philosophers, scholars, editors or writers whose opinions contribute to framing public attitudes. How is the European Union framed in national intellectual debates? How is the evolving European polity conceived? Do national debates cross‐pollinate, or are they disc ... More

Keywords: public intellectual, Europe, European Union, integration, democracy, legitimation, nation‐state, identity, diversity, narrative

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199594627
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594627.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Justine Lacroix, editor
Professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Kalypso Nicolaïdis, editor
Professor, European Studies Centre, Oxford University and a Fellow of St Antony's College
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