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European communion: political theory of European union

Manners, Ian (2011) European communion: political theory of European union. UNSPECIFIED. (Submitted)

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    Political theory of European union, though an engagement between political concepts and theoretical understandings, provides a means of theorising the EU as a political object. It is argued that the notion of sharing or ‘communion’, lying at the interface of political theory and political conceptualisation, provides a better means of theorising the EU as a political object rather than terms such as integration or cooperation. By exploring European communion through an engagement with political theory, the paper sets out how three different understandings of the EU as a political object are being constitutionalised – the EU as a constellation of communities; the EU as a cosmopolitan space; and the EU as an example of cosmopolitical coexistence.

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    Subjects for non-EU documents: Other > integration theory (see also researching and writing the EU in this section)
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > general
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    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2019 11:59
    Number of Pages: 30
    Last Modified: 05 Nov 2019 11:59

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