Europe United in Diversity

An Analogical Hermeneutics Contribution to the Social and Political Philosophy of the European Union

Pablo Cristob Jimenez Lobeira

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    The economic crisis in Europe exposes the European Union's (EU) political fragility. How a polity made of very different states can live up to the motto Europe united in diversity' is difficult to envisage in practice. the thesis explores, first of all, if European unity (and what kind) is desirable at all. Second, it presents a methodology running throughout the Series 'analogical hermeneutics' to approach the problem of unity. Third, it conceptualises the source of unity as political identity (and solidarity). Fourth, it advances that such identity could be found in a shared, analogical language: the political culture of human rights which is arguably common to all EU present and potential member states. Fifth, it submits the conditions under which such political culture could ground political identity (through an open public sphere). Not withstanding that the economic crisis can be solved by means of a sound economic strategy (which is not the main object of my work), any successful economic strategy requires”as a precondition”a certain degree of political unity (the central concern of my research).
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • Charles Sturt University
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Campbell, Thomas, Principal Supervisor
    • Bronitt, Simon, Co-Supervisor
    • Rubinstein, Kim, Co-Supervisor, External person
    • Wellings, Ben, Co-Supervisor, External person
    Award date09 Aug 2013
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    Publisher
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    social philosophy
    political identity
    political philosophy
    hermeneutics
    political culture
    economic crisis
    solidarity
    economics
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    Jimenez Lobeira, PC 2014, 'Europe United in Diversity: An Analogical Hermeneutics Contribution to the Social and Political Philosophy of the European Union', Doctor of Philosophy, Charles Sturt University, Australia.

    Europe United in Diversity : An Analogical Hermeneutics Contribution to the Social and Political Philosophy of the European Union. / Jimenez Lobeira, Pablo Cristob.

    Australia : Charles Sturt University, 2014. 97 p.

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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