Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Lisa Hollmann , pp. 58. TKS/Fysisk planering, 2009.

The work

Författare / Author: Lisa Hollmann
Titel / Title: European Identity: Conditions for a European Political Identity
Abstrakt Abstract:

The present master thesis deals with European identity as an important aspect for the further development of the European Union. Several theories regarding identity in general and political collective identity in particular are applied to the European Union as a citizen based community. Conditions, which are needed for the development of a common identity among citizens of the European Union, are elaborated. Therefore data of the statistical poll “Eurobarometer” are used to asses the European citizen’s feelings, expectations and attitudes regarding the important identity issues. The main result shows that a European identity could not only be based on shared values or attitudes. Especially for a common political identity a real European political community, an effective European political civil society and one common European political public arena has to be established by the European citizens. Thereby a common political project, comparable with the European peace project, is considered as the main starting point for the future development of a shared European “We-feeling”.

Ämnesord / Subject: Fysisk planering - Spatial Planning\Social Planning

Nyckelord / Keywords: European Identity, Europe, European Union, Identity, Political Identity, Collective Identity

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Magisterprogram Fysisk planering/Masters programme in European Spatial Planning
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/28/2009
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Magisterarbete/Master's Thesis (60 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Jan-Evert Nilsson
Examinator / Examiner: Lars Emmelin
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TKS/Fysisk planering
S-371 41 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00

Files & Access

Bifogad uppsats fil(er) / Files attached: esp_thesis_hollmann_final.pdf (201 kB, öppnas i nytt fönster)