The Idea of a Cosmopolitan Europe: On the Cultural Significance of Europeanization

Delanty, Gerard (2005) The Idea of a Cosmopolitan Europe: On the Cultural Significance of Europeanization. International Review of Sociology, 15 (3). pp. 405-421. ISSN 1469-9273

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Abstract

The idea of a cosmopolitan Europe is defined against a 'national Europe', on the one side and on the other, 'global Europe' where an internationalist EU-led Europe plays a major role in the world. A cosmopolitan Europe is a more accurate designation of the emerging form of Europeanization as a mediated and emergent reality of the national and the global. It is possible to conceive of European identity as a cosmopolitan identity based on a cultural logic of self-transformation rather than as a supranational identity or an official EU identity that is in a relation of tension with national identities. As a cosmopolitan identity, European identity is a form of post-national self-understanding that expresses itself within, as much as beyond, national identities.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Depositing User: Gerard Delanty
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:24
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2012 15:12
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/31145
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