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The Desire for Europe: European Integration and the Question of State Violence

Abstract This dissertation critically examines whether and how the practices involved in the crafting of the European Union may be said to go beyond modern statecraft. European integration should in part be seen as an attempt to transcend the modern state. Among many of the early proponents of European integration, the nation state had become associated with militarism, jingoism and ultimately, at least partly, to the blamed for the many devastating wars on the European continent, and even a normative order that made the Holocaust possible. Most other studies that have dealt with the EU's alleged difference from the modern state have employed an understanding of the state which confers a certain ontological standing and status onto its purported... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Borg, Stefan (Author) / Doty, Roxanne L. (Advisor) / Ashley, Richard K. (Committee member) / Thomas, George M. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Political Science / International relations / European studies / Deconstruction / European Identity / European Integration / European Union / Statecraft / Violence
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 274 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Political Science 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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