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  • Titill er á ensku An Idea and an Object: The Euro and its Effect on European Identity
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    The European Union has recently been through one of the most severe financial crises of the past century. Predictably the upheaval caused widespread debate about almost all aspects of European fiscal governance, especially the euro. The euro serves as more than just as a means of enabling trade. It’s highly symbolic of the wider political, diplomatic and cultural integration that has been taking place in Europe over the past half century. European integration is based on the idea that there is a common European identity, one that can unite the many and varied member-states under the same banner. In this thesis I explore the effect (if any) the euro has had on European identity. What is a European identity and why does it matter? I compare two European countries, Germany and Greece, using poll results from before and after the Eurozone crisis and anthropological theory to gauge these two countries’ sense of European Identity and how it might have changed during the financial crisis.

  • 8.1.2014

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