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“Dropping the ball: Identity and EU sports policy"

Anderson, Stephanie B. (2003) “Dropping the ball: Identity and EU sports policy". [Conference Proceedings] (Unpublished)

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    Over the past ten years, some more integrationist-minded member’s states, especially German and the Benelux have argued for a democratizing of the integration process. Without a European identity, the people will not come on board, and without democratic support for such a project, European integration will wither. The goal is to bring EU: decision-making closer to the average person and to foster a European identity. How does one manufacture, or perhaps more accurately, graft on a collective identity? Could the EU harness the passion and patriotism the public has for sports? A European sports policy may reduce the democratic deficit and increase popular support for the EU by fostering the creation of myth and therefore of a European identity.

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    Item Type: Conference Proceedings
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Sports policy.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > sports
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > europeanisation/europeanization & European identity
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    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
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    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2003 (8th), March 27-29, 2003
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2005
    Number of Pages: 21
    Last Modified: 07 Jan 2020 17:20

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