The New European Question

The Problem of Post-National Integration
  • Jean-Marc Ferry
Part of the The CERI series in Comparative Politics and International Studies book series (CERI)

Abstract

The European question is an opportunity to reflect on the nature of the nation-state. This reflection springs from fundamental issues such as: ‘What is it that makes individuals come together as a people?’ That being established, we do not ask: ‘What are the conditions necessary for individuals to become a nation?’ But building a nation is one way of forming a people. It is that classic—or classical-modern—route which at the same time defines the role or principal functions of a modern state.

Keywords

Europe Stratification Expense Defend Populus 

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