By Małgorzata Pakier,Bo Stråth
An exam of the position of background and reminiscence is essential as a way to higher comprehend why the grand layout of a United Europe-with a standard overseas coverage and marketplace but sufficient range to permit for cultural and social differences-was overwhelmingly grew to become down via its electorate. The authors argue that this rejection of the eu structure was once to a definite volume a problem to the present ancient grounding used for additional integration and extra demonstrates the shortcoming of realizing through eu bureaucrats of the ancient complexity and divisiveness of Europe's earlier. A severe eu background is hence urgently had to confront and re-imagine Europe, now not as a harmonious continent yet because the end result of violent and bloody conflicts, either inside Europe in addition to with its Others. because the authors exhibit, those darkish shadows of Europe's previous has to be built-in, and the truth that stories of Europe are contested has to be authorized if any new makes an attempt at a United Europe are to be successful.
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A European Memory?: Contested Histories and Politics of Remembrance (Contemporary European History) by Małgorzata Pakier,Bo Stråth