The Path to Scottish Independence: from the Treaty of Union to the Brexit fiasco

 “May she sedition hush; And like a torrent rush; Rebellious Scots to crush; God save the Queen”. Thus, ends one of the most famous anthems in the world, that of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Though it may seem merely symbolic, Scotland is here, at the heart of British identity, intimately associated with the ideas of rebellion and dissidence, seditious habits that must be systematically repressed. The political context of Brexit has given the already historically tense – to say the least – Anglo-Scottish relations a dramatic turn: will Scotland remain part of the United Kingdom?  Continuer de lire « The Path to Scottish Independence: from the Treaty of Union to the Brexit fiasco »

The meaning of « European identity » today (III)

Multiples pathways to European identity formation: another forms of late national identity? European national identity: A Europe of values? Even if, as Fligstein clarifies, “anti-immigrants sentiments and policies may be loosely linked to the core of the integration project” (2012), a connection is to be recognised between a national-like conception of European identity and a more culturalist and exclusivist perception of Europeanness. In this respect, … Continuer de lire The meaning of « European identity » today (III)

The meaning of “European identity” today (I)

 

Who is or should be European? Is there a European identity? How can we conceptualize it? And above all what is the role of cultural values and civic principles in the narrative of European collective identity? Continuer de lire « The meaning of “European identity” today (I) »

To sink or not to sink, that is the question

Brexit won after the June’s referendum in 2016. The expected effects were important, especially for the British economy. As 2017 begins, it is time to take stock of these last months and to analyse the figures for the new year.

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« Should [they] stay or should [they] go ? » Regard sur le référendum britannique

Demain les Britanniques seront appelés aux urnes pour répondre à la question : « Le Royaume-Uni doit-il rester membre de l’Union européenne ou la quitter ? ». Classe Internationale vous propose un bref article de synthèse pour revenir sur le potentiel « British Exit » dit « Brexit » qui agite l’Union depuis des mois. Le Royaume-Uni dans l’UE : « je t’aime, moi non … Continuer de lire « Should [they] stay or should [they] go ? » Regard sur le référendum britannique