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The Politics of Everyday Europe: Constructing Authority in the European Union

Kathleen R. McNamara

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198716235
eISBN:
9780191784897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716235.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

How do political authorities build support for themselves and their rule? Doing so is key to accruing power, but it can be a complicated affair. This book shows how social processes can legitimate ... More


The Person Life View

Marya Schechtman

in Staying Alive: Personal Identity, Practical Concerns, and the Unity of a Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199684878
eISBN:
9780191765155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684878.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter uses the insights and resources collected in the first four chapters to begin developing a positive account of personal identity-the Person Life View. According to this view persons are ... More


Constructing the EU as a Social Fact

Kathleen R. McNamara

in The Politics of Everyday Europe: Constructing Authority in the European Union

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198716235
eISBN:
9780191784897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716235.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter first outlines the importance of “cultural infrastructure” in legitimating political authority. After explaining what culture is not, the chapter argues that we should understand culture ... More


Introduction

Kathleen R. McNamara

in The Politics of Everyday Europe: Constructing Authority in the European Union

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198716235
eISBN:
9780191784897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716235.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter introduces a puzzle: how has the European Union come to be a taken-for-granted political authority, despite its novelty as a political actor? After assessing the EU’s surprising ... More


Conclusion

Kathleen R. McNamara

in The Politics of Everyday Europe: Constructing Authority in the European Union

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198716235
eISBN:
9780191784897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716235.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The Conclusion overviews the book’s argument and considers its implications for the future of Europe. Although symbols and practices of everyday life have created a type of legitimacy for the EU, its ... More


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