Cultural Diversity, European Identity and the Legitimacy of the EU

Studies in EU Reform and Enlargement series

Edited by Dieter Fuchs, University of Stuttgart, Germany and Hans-Dieter Klingemann, Social Science Research Center Berlin, Germany

As a consequence of various rounds of EU enlargements, the degree of cultural diversity in Europe has intensified – a phenomenon which is increasingly perceived as problematic by many EU citizens. This fascinating book not only empirically explores the current state of the identity and the legitimacy of the EU as viewed by its citizens, but also evaluates their attitudes towards it.

‘This book is an overall good quality addition to the library of any EU researcher. Its well defined focus does not in any way reduce the relevance of its conclusions. Ultimately, its original empirical findings, its impressive display of quantitative methodology and its contribution to integration and diversity literature will be advantageous in respect of almost any EU-related argument, not to mention a good starting point for future research.’
– Journal of Contemporary European Research

2011 288 pp Hardback 978 1 84844 629 8 £100.00 £90.00 $145.00 $130.50

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