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“National Images in French Discourses on Europe”

Zolner, Mette. (1999) “National Images in French Discourses on Europe”. In: UNSPECIFIED, Pittsburgh, PA. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    On the basis of the reading of French political debates in Spring 1999 (ratification of the Amsterdam Treaty and the European election), this paper presents the first outcomes of an analysis that illustrates how existing national myths shape political discourses on Europe in France. Striving at reaching beyond a simple opposition between Euro-sceptics and pro-Europeans, the paper argues that underneath the predominant and apparently consensual pro-European discourse one can observe differing conceptions of the nation and the Republic which cross-cut the traditional Left-Right cleavage. To understand these differences one needs to take into account traditional French myths of the nation as well as of the Republic.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > europeanisation/europeanization & European identity
    Countries > France
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1999 (6th), June 2-5, 1999
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2006
    Page Range: p. 28
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:22
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2430

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