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Negotiating Europe

EU Promotion of Europeanness since the 1950s

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Oriane Calligaro
    Pages 1-14
  3. Oriane Calligaro
    Pages 79-116
  4. Oriane Calligaro
    Pages 117-179
  5. Oriane Calligaro
    Pages 181-188
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 189-252

About this book


The book explores the promotion of Europeanness, which aims to arouse feelings of belonging to the European Union. It demonstrates that the promotion of Europeanness at the EU level does not constitute an overarching identity policy that imposes a homogenous interpretation of European identity. Rather, it is a process of negotiation in which various entrepreneurs of Europeanness within and outside the EU institutions invent and communicate representations of Europe. Both the negotiation and the multilayered representations of Europe that it produces are investigated through three case studies: the academia and the historians, European heritage, and the iconography of the euro.


budget desegregation Euro Europe European Commission European identity European Integration European integration process European Union (EU) Institution Policy Protest

About the authors

PhD (2007-2011) European University Institute (Italy), Department of History and Civilization, defended on 8 July 2011. - Thesis: Negotiating Europe: EU Promotion of Europeanness and Non-Institutional Actors since the 1950s - Supervisor: Prof. Kiran K. Patel - Examining board: Juan Díez Medrano (Universidad de Barcelona/Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), François Foret (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Rainer Bauböck (European University Institute), Kiran K. Patel (European University Institute/Maastricht University);

Bibliographic information


“Calligaro’s book is persuasively argued and thoroughly researched. The three thematic case studies have added up to a challenging, but admirably well mastered research deign. … Oriane Calligaro has … wisely kept her focus tight and invested in the high quality of the empirical research and on conceptual innovation. Scholars of the EU from various disciplines, but also anyone interested in the uses of history, culture and symbols in European politics will find this book very valuable.” (Juhana Aunesluoma, European Review of International Studies, Vol. 2 (3), 2015)