Framing Europe: Attitudes to European Integration in Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom Juan Diez Medrano

ISBN: 9780691146508

Published: March 1st 2010

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344 pages


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Framing Europe: Attitudes to European Integration in Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom  by  Juan Diez Medrano

Framing Europe: Attitudes to European Integration in Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom by Juan Diez Medrano
March 1st 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 344 pages | ISBN: 9780691146508 | 6.45 Mb

This book provides a major empirical analysis of differing attitudes to European integration in three of Europes most important countries: Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom. From its beginnings, the European Union has resounded with debate overMoreThis book provides a major empirical analysis of differing attitudes to European integration in three of Europes most important countries: Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

From its beginnings, the European Union has resounded with debate over whether to move toward a federal or intergovernmental system. However, Juan Diez Medrano argues that empirical analyses of support for integration--by specialists in international relations, comparative politics, and survey research--have failed to explain why some countries lean toward federalism whereas others lean toward intergovernmentalism.By applying frame analysis to a unique set of primary sources (in-depth interviews, newspaper articles, novels, history texts, political speeches, and survey data), Diez Medrano demonstrates the role of major historical events in transforming national cultures and thus creating new opportunities for political transformation.

Clearly written and rigorously argued, Framing Europe explains differences in support for European integration between the three countries studied in light of the degree to which each realized its particular supranational project outside Western Europe. Only the United Kingdom succeeded in consolidating an empire and retaining it after World War II, while Germany and Spain each abandoned their corresponding aspirations.

These differences meant that these countries populations developed different degrees of identification as Europeans and, partly in consequence, different degrees of support for the building of a federal Europe.



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