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By Małgorzata Pakier,Bo Stråth

ISBN-10: 0857454307

ISBN-13: 9780857454300

An exam of the function of historical past and reminiscence is essential for you to higher comprehend why the grand layout of a United Europe-with a typical international coverage and marketplace but adequate variety to permit for cultural and social differences-was overwhelmingly grew to become down by means of its voters. The authors argue that this rejection of the eu structure was once to a undeniable quantity a problem to the present historic grounding used for additional integration and extra demonstrates the shortcoming of realizing via ecu bureaucrats of the old complexity and divisiveness of Europe's prior. A severe ecu historical past is hence urgently had to confront and re-imagine Europe, now not as a harmonious continent yet because the final result of violent and bloody conflicts, either inside Europe in addition to with its Others. because the authors exhibit, those darkish shadows of Europe's prior has to be built-in, and the truth that thoughts of Europe are contested has to be accredited if any new makes an attempt at a United Europe are to be successful.

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