The Politicization of European Identity in International Scientific Circles
Social Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2013, Pages: 66-75
Received: Apr. 11, 2013; Published: May 30, 2013
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Liljana Siljanovska, South East European University, Tetovo, Republic of Macedonia
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European Union introduces the right of European citizenship with the Maastricht treaty of 1992. This law explains the direct relationship between citizens and the Union, giving European citizens in case of need, especially when outside the European Union, to be represented by any Consulate of a country - member of the Union. This applies in cases when it is different from their national state. Certainly these issues are beyond the powers of an international organization because they are related to constitutional norms of a state that in accordance with the structure of national groups to determine the qualifications of its own, national identity. It is therefore not surprising that the Union was in the process to discuss their own constitution which is still trying to be enacted. On the other hand, the resolution of these questions posed by the need to reach agreement on political integration, as the highest degree of integration between countries.The politicization of European identity in international scientific circles is more of a question as a practical reality versus efforts of the Union for Americanization of European cultural space that imposes globalization to the values of culture, especially the media space. If it’s known that the definition of European values is actually determining the global, universal norms and rules of behavior especially regarding human rights, freedoms and the characteristics that occur and determine identities of nations, it is difficult to generalize and practice as European identity. In this direction moves the same qualification of the Union as a community of national and cultural differences. From there, efforts to build the European identity in terms of institutional and financial crisis of the Union are harder to accrue out of the narrow, national frameworks of member states. Old and new 'ladies' the Union, the division of Eastern and Western Europe, the rich north and poor south, is deeply rooted in Western European mental code-category that in later time defines Europe's identity crisis
European Citizenship, European Identity, European Values, a Crisis of Identity, Americanization
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Liljana Siljanovska, The Politicization of European Identity in International Scientific Circles, Social Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2013, pp. 66-75. doi: 10.11648/
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