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Minorities of Europeanization: The New Others of European by Hakan Ovunc Ongur

By Hakan Ovunc Ongur

What are the societal results of Europeanization? How profitable is the EU’s undertaking to create an overarching ecu identification consultant of all its voters, transcending nationwide limitations, and together with these formerly excluded as nationwide minorities? This examine addresses those questions by way of adapting the Social id Theory’s (SIT) suggestion of “social identification” to the discussions of “European identity,” providing a unique strategy that treatments past definitional and ontological difficulties of the time period.

The conceptualization of a “European social id” is generated right here to ask a reconsideration of traditional understandings of the way minorities’ team identities are shaped. featuring itself as a problem to countries and nationality, the eu integration procedure has but to accomplish its supra-national perfect, falling in its place into the catch of nationalizing those people who are subsumed less than the class of minorities in practice—arguably as a result of a defective theoretical figuring out of the time period. the recent “Others” of Europeanization were selected particularly to stress, regardless of the EU’s “united in range” rhetoric, the marked loss of united future and customary background of chosen eu nationals. between those new Others, Russophones within the Baltic states, the Roma humans, populations of the Western Balkans, immigrants and visitor staff, and Muslims living in eu nations have all been excluded from Europe’s new social identification. via in-depth historic research, this ebook goals to right this challenge, supplying either ecu reviews and broader political technological know-how literatures with a brand new realizing of minorities that's extra dynamic either in perform and conception.

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