By Peter Madsen

ISBN-10: 1138776912

ISBN-13: 9781138776913

Identity is a key-phrase in a couple of educational fields in addition to in public debate and in politics. over the last many years, references to identification have proliferated, but there isn't any uncomplicated definition on hand that corresponds to using the inspiration in all contexts. the importance of the concept will depend on the conceptual or ideological constellation within which it takes half. This quantity on one hand demonstrates the function of notions of identification in numerous ecu contexts, and nonetheless highlights how there's purposes to problem using the time period and corresponding social, cultural, and political practices. Notions of nationwide identity and nationwide politics are challenged via ecu integration, in addition to via the expanding demographic heterogeneity because of migration, and migrants event conflicts of identity stemming from clashes among cultural historical past and the cultures of the hot habitat. eu horizons - frames of brain, ancient thoughts, and expectancies on the point of teams or groups, on the nationwide point, and on the normal eu point - are at odds. reading a sequence of concerns in ecu international locations from Turkey to Spain and from Scandinavia to the Balkans, the contributions display makes use of and abuses of the thought of identity.

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