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Divergent traditions and conflicting interests

  • Jan Zielonka
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Hegemonic politics are dead, major threats are gone, yet Europe seems to be heading for a prolonged period of anarchy. The countries of the European Union have divergent national interests and they cherish different visions of Europe. Why should they compromise on their images of themselves and of Europe in the absence of unifying external pressures that vanished with the fall of the Berlin Wall?

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Foreign Policy Security Policy National Identity National Interest Foreign Affair 
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