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Author Duchesne, Sophie
Source Hyper Articles en Ligne (HAL)
Content type Text
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Identité européenne ♦ Entretiens collectifs ♦ shs ♦ Humanities and Social Sciences/Political science
Abstract What do citizens say about Europe? Before the crisis of 2008 citizens in Britain, France and Francophone Belgium were 'overlooking' Europe by ignoring it in favour of globalisation, economic flows, and crises of political corruption. Innovative focus group methods allow analysis of the nature of their reactions and positions. Chapter focuses on social differences and compares the way the discussion evolved among workers and employees by comparison with managers and militants. While the former articulate indifference to and ambivalence about Europe, the latter who engage in conflict about European issues. The chapter demonstrates how European identity is a red herring in the sense that it does not help understanding what is at stake in the current transformation of citizens' attitude towards their political community.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-01-17
Page Count 31
Starting Page 65
Ending Page 95