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[CANCELLED] Politicisation, Democratisation and EU identity. National EU Discourses in Germany and France

May 22 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Room P02 (119 rue du marais, Préfecture building, ground floor)


Presentation: Pr. Claudia Wiesner (Fulda University)

Discussant: Nicolas Arens (UCLouvain)


Book abstract:

What is it that unites the European Union as a polity? Why is it necessary to democratise the EU? Can EU politicisation help democratising the EU? Why do EU citizens in referenda seemingly vote against the EU? And how can a European identity develop? To tackle these questions, this book makes a theoretical, conceptual and empirical contribution to the study of EU politicisation, democratisation, identity formation, and the ways these three are related to one another. The results of a thorough comparative analysis of two prototypical cases, namely French and German national EU discourses and in particular the discourses on the Treaty on a Constitution for Europe (TCE) in 2005, are discussed in relation to more current events such as Brexit and the French elections of 2022. The book thus develops key concepts and theoretical models and delivers profound findings on EU democratisation, identity, politicisation and contestation and their interrelations.


The book is available Open Access at: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/oa-mono/10.4324/9781003408703/politicisation-democratisation-eu-identity-claudia-wiesner?_ga=undefined


May 22
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm