European Stories: Intellectual Debates on Europe in National Contexts by Justine LacroixEuropean Stories: Intellectual Debates on Europe in National Contexts by Justine Lacroix

European Stories: Intellectual Debates on Europe in National Contexts

EditorJustine Lacroix, Kalypso Nicolaidis

Hardcover | December 11, 2010

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European Stories takes a new look at debates about European Integration by examining the role of "public intellectuals"-- i.e. political philosophers, scholars, editorialists or writers -- who contribute to framing the attitude of European publics to Europe and the EU. While there is anenormous literature on the role of intellectuals considered generally or in their distinct national contexts, there is precious little on their take on European integration in the post-war period. This book is ambitious: it aims to provide an overview of how thinking about Europe is expressed withindistinct epistemological contexts and how different ideological configurations are shaped across time and space. Twelve national cases have been selected -- including founding and newer member EU members as well as non-member states -- in order to offer a wide range of contrasting intellectualcontexts. Contributors are all themselves fully immersed in the respective national public spheres although the editors have been careful to choose colleagues who are not strongly identified with a very specific and contested position on the national spectrum. The expected readership is broad andinterdisciplinary, ranging from political philosophy, to political science, history, sociology, and international relations. Hence, the volume should become a reference book for courses on European integration and European identity considered generally, as well as European history, history of ideas,and contemporary political theory. Beyond academia, it should be of interest to journalists as well as a more general readership interested either in European issues or the intellectual debates of our time. This is the first book published in English on this topic and will hopefully encourage thedevelopment of further research.
Justine Lacroix is the author of Michael Walzer. Le pluralisme et l'universel (2001), Communautarisme versus liberalisme. Quel modele d'integration politique? (2003) ; L'Europe en proces. Quel patriotisme au-dela des nationalismes? (2004) and La pensee francaise a l'epreuve de l'Europe (2008). Her publications appear in numerous journ...
Title:European Stories: Intellectual Debates on Europe in National ContextsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:432 pagesPublished:December 11, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContentsAcknowledgmentsList of contributorsJustine Lacroix and Kalypso Nicolaidis: European Stories: An IntroductionPart I: Themes1. Francis Cheneval: Lost in Universalization? On the Difficulty of Localizing the European Intellectual2. Ulrike Liebert: Contentious European Democracy: National Intellectuals in Transnational Debates3. Michael Freeden: On European and Other IntellectualsPart II: Founders4. Jan-Werner Muller: In the Shadows of Statism: Peculiarities of the German Debates on European Integration5. Justine Lacroix: 'Borderline Europe' : French Visions of the European Union6. Mario Telo: Italy and the idea of EuropePart III: Joiners7. Georgios Varouxakis: Mid-Atlantic Musings : The 'Question of Europe' in British Intellectual Debate 1961-20088. Katy Hayward: European Stories as National Narratives : Irish Intellectuals on Europe9. Georges Pagoulatos and Xenophon Yataganas: Europe Othered, Europe Enlisted, Europe Possessed: Greek Public Intellectuals and the European Union10. Carlos Closa and Antonio Barroso: Consensus, Benign Neglect and Specialised Knowledge : Spanish Intellectuals and EuropePart IV: Returners11. Zdzislaw Mach and Magdalena Gora: Between Old Fears and New Challenges. The Polish Debate about Europe12. Daniel Barbu: The Geopolitics of the European Spirit in Post-secular Romania13. Muriel Blaive and Nicolas Maslowski: The World of the Two Vaclavs: European Minded vs. National(ist) Intellectuals in Czechia.Part V: Outliers14. John Erik Fossum and Cathrin Holst: Progressive Nationalism? Norwegian Intellectuals and Europe15. Nora Fisher Onar and Ahmet Evin: Convergence and Resistance : the European Dilemma of Turkish IntellectualsPart VI: One Story or Many?16. Juan Diez Medrano: Europe's Political Identity: Public Sphere and Public Opinion17. Janie Pelabay, Kalypso Nicolaidis and Justine Lacroix: Echoes and Polyphony. In Praise of Europe's Narrative DiversityGeneral IndexAuthor indexBibliography