Will Culture Prevent the EU From Becoming a State?
When the European Union opened its membership to states such as
The State, the EU, Pragmatism and Culture
The state as a political unit already cuts across various dimensions of cultural, identity and language. By way of territorial boundaries, states can arbitrarily divide lands that might have more in common with one another than areas that are within the state already. For example, north Germans might feel more in common with their Austrian neighbors socially and politically than southern Germans in
The accession of non-Western states into the EU proves somewhat that the rest of
Some cause for concern with respect to a cultural and a unified European state might be found in the domestic political patterns and ideologies of each current state. First, the influence of far-right parties in Europe which have targeted immigration, racial preferences and refugees has been said to spur a new culture war in
Secondly, the culturalist school of thought has emphasized how political culture influences systems of patronage, clientelism, tribalism and familism in different domestic politics. The conventional wisdom emphasized how the Latin and Mediterranean countries operated compared to the rest of
The reasons are numerous for why