'WELCOME TO EUROPE' OR 'DRANG NACH WESTERN'? A BRIEF REFLECTION ON THE GERMAN ATTITUDES TOWARD THE EUROPEAN UNION EXTENSION
Languages of publication
In her paper on the attitudes of Germans toward the EU extension the authoress intends to share her impressions of everyday life in Germany. Being currently on the research stay in Göttingen, she is permanently confronted with these attitudes, both like a keen observer and the object of the interest of German people. Seemingly unrelated episodes reflect spontaneous associations with the topic, which are nurtured by stereotypes or personal experiences of particular individuals. Furthermore, she was struck by the strategies in the propagation of the entering countries in mass-media, as well as repeatedly appearing ways of argumentation for and against the EU extension from the point of view of 'ordinary' people. Despite the fact that the paper is not study based on the detailed research, the short sketches of the authoress everyday reality could shed light on the atmosphere in which Slovakia enters the EU.
Publication order reference
CEJSH db identifier