Agreeing, Disagreeing

  • Anne Muxel
Part of the Europe in Transition: The Nyu European Studies Series book series (EIT)


Although politics has become more of an everyday event and has to a certain extent been demystified, it nonetheless remains a confrontational subject. The individualization of choices and practices, a greater respect for the autonomy of each individual within the family unit and within the couple, together with a general weakening of social and political allegiances, have greatly contributed to this change. The narrowing of differences in political programs has also played a role in this, making politics a more banal event in both the public and private spheres. Disagreement and agreement still occur but on the basis of less stark, less sacred, and less divisive arguments than in former times.


Private Sphere Political Opinion Political Socialization Constitutional Treaty Political Agreement 
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