The Poverty of EU-Centrism

Jaap H. de Wilde

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    Abstract

    Is European Studies about studying Europe or about studying the European Union? In many textbooks this simple question about demarcating the main subject of interest is omitted: EU and Europe are treated as synonyms. It is like equalling America with the USA, neglecting people in Canada, Central and South America. Likewise EU-centrism does no justice to people in many sovereign entities in geographical Europe, ranging from Monaco to the Russian Federation and from Turkey to Greenland.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDie Europäische Union im 21. Jahrhundert
    Subtitle of host publicationTheorie und Praxis europäischer Außen-, Sicherheits- und Friedenspolitik
    EditorsHans-Georg Ehrhardt, Sabine Jaberg, Bernhard Rinke, Jörg Waldmann
    Place of PublicationWiesbaden
    PublisherVS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
    Pages29-42
    Number of pages430
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-531-90576-1
    ISBN (Print)978-3-531-15501-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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    de Wilde, J. H. (2007). The Poverty of EU-Centrism. In H-G. Ehrhardt, S. Jaberg, B. Rinke, & J. Waldmann (Eds.), Die Europäische Union im 21. Jahrhundert: Theorie und Praxis europäischer Außen-, Sicherheits- und Friedenspolitik (pp. 29-42). Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-531-90576-1_4