The Changing Face of European Identity: A Seven-Nation Study of (Supra)National Attachments, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Changing Face of European Identity

A Seven-Nation Study of (Supra)National Attachments, 1st Edition

Edited by Richard Robyn


254 pages

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Drawing upon systematic research using Q Methodology in seven countries - Denmark, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands and Sweden - this volume presents the results of the most extensive effort yet at cross-cultural, subjective assessment of national and supranational identity. The studies attempt to explain how the European Union, as the most visible experiment in mass national identity change in the contemporary world, influences how Europeans think about their political affiliations.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Richard Robyn

2. Methodology Richard Robyn

3. Beyond Duality: Danes' Views on Denmark and the European Union 2001 Kim Christian Schrøder and Søren Esben Hansen

4. Being in Europe: Pluralism and Patriotism in England and Scotland Una McCormack

5. Supranational Identity Emerging in France, Nationalism Submergent Richard Robyn

6. Steadfastly European?: German (Supra)National Identity in a Rapidly Changing Europe De Forest Colegrove

7. Italian Multiple Identities Andrea Pitasi, Jaia Pasquini and Maria Francesca Massoni

8. European Identity Frames in the Netherlands Christ'l De Landtsheer, Craig Carroll and Ralph Hekscher

9. Northern Ireland, Identity and Europe John Barry

10. Being a Swede in a Transforming European Setting: The Structures of an Emerging Swedish Supra-national Identity in the 21st Century Tom Bryder, Daniel Silander and Charlotte Wallin

11. Conclusion Richard Robyn

About the Editor

Richard Robyn is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, Kent State University, and Director of their Washington Program in National Issues. Professor Robyn's research focus specializes in international and comparative politics, with a special emphasis on European national identity. Dr. Robyn has undertaken several studies regarding the topic as well as participated in several other academic endeavors including: work as a Reviewer for Prentice Hall Publication, a consultant for Lynne Rienner Publications, a career consultant for the U.S. Peace Corps, and the organizer for Kent State's Model United Nations Program.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in European Politics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Comparative
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Parties