Chapter in monograph
Trenz, Hans-Jörg, Zdenka Mansfeldová, Petra Guasti, Jessie Hronešová. 2011. „Introduction: Democratization, Collective Identity Formation, and the EU Enlargement.“ Pp. 11-25 in Guasti, Petra, Jessie Hronešová, Zdenka Mansfeldová (eds.). The Nexus between Democracy, Collective Identity Formation, and EU Enlargement. Praha: Sociologický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i. 193 s. ISBN 978-80-7330-198-9.

The chapter attempts to clarify the concept of collective identity and its intrinsic relationship to democracy. Further on, there arediscussed possible configurations of democracy in the European Union that give expression to different national, supra-national, or post-national identitarian projects (the so-called three RECON models). Finally, it outlines the contributions of the volume and shows exemplary ways how to apply collective identity research to the process of the EU enlargement and accession of Central and Eastern European (CEE) states.

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Guasti, Petra, Jessie Hronešová, Zdenka Mansfeldová (eds.)


value orientations
politics (and political attitudes)
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