THE ULTIMATE SUMMER READING LIST ON EUROPEAN IDENTITY!
All your bags are packed and you are ready to go on holidays? Are you still looking for some food for thought for the beach? Maybe you always wanted to dig deeper into questions of your identity, whether you feel European or a national of your country, region, city or interest group.
The COHESIFY team can provide you with some inspiration! We have compiled a list of authors and publications for all those interested in the topic of European identity. Of course we don’t claim it to be complete nor exclusive, but it definitely gives you a good starting point to the topic:
1) Our advisory board member Thomas Risse from the Free University of Berlin has published several books on the contemporary conceptualisations of European identity, e.g. A Community of Europeans? Transnational identities and public spheres (2010), Cornell University Press
2) Checkel, J.T. and Katzenstein, P.J. analysed the multiple facets of European identity after EU enlargement in their book European identity. (2009), Cambridge, Cambridge University Press
3) Michael Bruter shows how multiple identities reinforce – rather than exclude – each other, and studies in depth the unsuspected impact of the media and political institutions on the emergence of new political identities: Citizens of Europe?: the emergence of a mass European identity (2005) Palgrave Macmillan
4) Richard K. Herrmann, Thomas Risse and Marilynn B. Brewer with contributions from other authors deal in their book Transnational Identities: Becoming European in the EU (2004), Rowman & Littlefield, with a number of intriguing questions concerning the formation of transnational identities and analyse how they contribute to the European integration process.
Enjoy the read and watch out for the COHESIFY framework analysis on the topic to be published on our website soon!