Neke dvojbe u vezi s manihejskim mitom: je li europski politički identitet moguć?
Author(s): Krešimir Petković
Is European Political Identity Possible? Some Reflections on the Manichean Myth
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Institut društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar
Keywords: European political identity; civic and ethnic nationalism
Summary/Abstract: The article analyses the discussion on establishing European political identity. Taking the distinction between different types of collective identity as a starting point, the article shows how the engineers of European identity are trying to establish the translingual, transethnic and transnational political identity of Europe. Their arguments are being challenged by the critique of distinction between civic 826 and ethnic nationalism developed by Rogers Brubaker. The interpretation of Brubaker's argument shows how every identity possesses a certain measure of ethnocultural content, without which it is very difficult to establish a stable political community. The article concludes how Eurooptimistical engineers of European identity should try harder in their quest for common European identity.
- Issue Year: 16/2007
- Issue No: 90+91
- Page Range: 805-828
- Page Count: 23
- Language: Croatian