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2008 | 1 | 2 | 124-130
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NATIONAL AND EUROPEAN IDENTITY

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According to a generally accepted conception, members of a nation foster their national identity through assorting their memories of the past, elaborating and preserving their symbols collectively. We have to look for the original unity forming the basis of national unity either in the cohesive force of common origin and residence, or in the self-conscious contracts of the individuals, or in both. The European Union as such does not have sovereignty; those of the Member States overrule its legislative and executive institutions. Perhaps we can speak about the European Union as a community on a cultural basis. This will raise the question of multiculturalism. Recently an interesting polemic has been developing on the concept and role of 'Leitkultur'. In antiquity the Imperium Romanum, in the Middle Ages the Republica Christiana seem to have been the multicultural forerunners of the European Union.
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  • Ferenc L. Lendvai, Institute of Philosophy, University of Miskolc, H-3515 Miskolc, Egyetemváros, Hungary
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10LTAAAA072118
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bwmeta1.element.89302c4e-b408-3f76-a9fe-60dc49fe8597
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