By Małgorzata Pakier,Bo Stråth
An exam of the position of historical past and reminiscence is essential so as to larger comprehend why the grand layout of a United Europe-with a typical international coverage and industry but sufficient range to permit for cultural and social differences-was overwhelmingly became down by way of its voters. The authors argue that this rejection of the ecu structure used to be to a definite volume a problem to the present old grounding used for additional integration and additional demonstrates the shortcoming of figuring out via ecu bureaucrats of the ancient complexity and divisiveness of Europe's previous. A serious eu historical past is for this reason urgently had to confront and re-imagine Europe, no longer as a harmonious continent yet because the final result of violent and bloody conflicts, either inside Europe in addition to with its Others. because the authors convey, those darkish shadows of Europe's prior 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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