By Catherine Guisan
This ebook offers a theoretical and ancient exam of the speech and deeds of eu founders.Using a clean and leading edge technique, this monograph connects political idea with concrete political practices in keeping with empirical proof, and theorizes the inner technique of ecu reconciliations because it has been skilled through these concerned. The publication attracts upon over a hundred interviews, memoirs, autobiographies and essays of elite and grassroot actors around the background of the eu Union, from the founding of the eu Coal and metal group in 1950-2 to the 2010 monetary challenge. It introduces the reader to significant modern Western political thinkers, Hannah Arendt, Jürgen Habermas, Charles Taylor and Paul Ricoeur, and examines how their theories improve the translation of political phenomena reminiscent of eu integration. As one of many first experiences of european stories, this procedure opens a distinct window of research to view the advance of the eu neighborhood, and makes a desirable contribution to our figuring out of the political culture born of 60 years of eu integration.A Political conception of id in ecu Integration: reminiscence and guidelines should be of robust curiosity to scholars and students of eu politics, modern democratic concept and ecu experiences. Review'Guisan’s research claims a more robust specialise in the theoretical implications of her findings for the method of ecu integration, [this] book is very recommended: it proves that it's nonetheless attainable so as to add new insights and findings to the present literature facing problems with ecu identity.' - Alexander Reinfeldt, Universitat Hamburg, GermanyAbout the AuthorCatherine Guisan is a vacationing Assistant Professor within the division of Political technology on the college of Minnesota and the writer of Un sens à l'Europe: Gagner l. a. paix (Paris: Odile Jacob, 2003). [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
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They should rather be considered as logical necessities inscribed in the psychology of the citizens and their representatives if the community is to last. Familiar to most people in daily life, they have relevance for public life also. ”58 It is with this understanding that I discuss the ECSC/EC/EU principles of action. Testimonies Documenting memory There is no educated memory without the historian’s mediation, whose work consists of three tasks, often overlapping, but nevertheless distinct: documenting, explaining/understanding, and the writing of a literary text.
In contrast, political guilt involves both leaders and citizens of a state that had wronged others. Jaspers wanted the German people to amend by paying reparations even at the cost of continuing poverty. 47 Politicians, not political theorists, implement the difficult politics of atonement. ”48 Konrad Adenauer, who was arrested several times during the war and lost his second wife to the sequels of internment in a Gestapo camp, supported premature amnesty and public forgetting for those who had not been active supporters of Nazism.
52 If the criminal policies of Nazism were a national responsibility, were Jaspers and Adenauer “essentializing” certain German attitudes and thus trapping their fellow citizens in a set of negative stereotypes? This cannot be said of Jaspers: he argued that if Germans accepted the challenge of communicating with one another they could forge a new sense of collective identity; and Adenauer pointed to the long tradition of city self-rule in Germany. Yet both asserted daringly the responsibility of the citizens for their state’s policies even under totalitarian conditions.
A Political Theory of Identity in European Integration: Memory and Policies by Catherine Guisan