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Market building, polity building, and community in the European Union. IHS Political Science Series 60, February 1999

Melchior, Josef (1999) Market building, polity building, and community in the European Union. IHS Political Science Series 60, February 1999. [Working Paper]

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    Abstract

    The central argument detailed in the paper is that European integration will only become sustainable in the long run when the problem of developing a political community of European citizens is directly addressed. Contrasting the historical development of the West-European nation states with the conditions in the EC/EU the conclusion is drawn that a community of European citizens cannot and need not be based on a programme of state and nation building. Instead, a political community of European citizens could be founded on more recent political achievements and the integrative mechanisms of modern federally organized political systems in general: common citizenship, a democratic and participatory structure of governance, a more balanced distribution of labour between the national and the European level in substantial policy areas, combined with a pro-active strategy of protecting multinational diversity and tolerance.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > europeanisation/europeanization & European identity
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
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    Series: Series > Institute for Advanced Studies (Vienna), Department of Political Science > IHS Political Science Series
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2011 12:34
    Number of Pages: 89
    Last Modified: 20 Oct 2011 21:20
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/32411

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