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Keulman Publishes Book on European Identity

Kenneth Keulman, Provost Distinguished Professor, is co-author of European Identity, (Rowman & Littlefield [imprint: Lexington Books] 2014, 340 pages. One reviewer’s recommendation from the back cover of the book, reads:

“This is a must-read for all interested in European identity and public support for the European Union. What does European identity currently mean and in what way is it important for European integration? These questions are discussed in a broad historical perspective  and embedded in a systematic review of  the pertinent literature.  The theoretical focus is on the interplay between  the national and the supranational in the development of socio-territorial identities. The expectations—drawn from primordialist  and constructivist positions—are put to a wide variety of empirical tests. The analyses use the most  prominent comparative survey data available as well as other evidence generated by quantitative content  analysis and expert judgments. Empirical results are systematically documented. It is concluded that citizens have a growing awareness of the existence of the European Union as an authority and that the formation of a European identity  is well on its way.”

--Hans Dieter Klingemann, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (Social Science Research Center, Berlin)