FOLLOWING EUROPEAN STORIES. AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDY OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION
PO SLEDEH EVROPSKIM ZGODBAM. ANTROPOLOŠKA RAZISKAVA ŠTUDIJA EVROPSKE INTEGRACIJE

Tatiana Bajuk Senčar, Jeffrey David Turk

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3986/Traditio2011400209

Abstract

Seven years have passed since Slovenians have been granted the opportunity to take on posts within the EU institutions as Slovenian EU officials or Slovenian Eurocrats. How can life stories or biographical narratives aid in reseach focused on this first generation of Slovenian Eurocrats? What can they tells us about the shape of contemporary European integration processes? The authors in the following pages will identify the key theoretical and methodological issues that researchers face when engaging integration as a social phenomenon.

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Minilo je sedem let, odkar imajo Slovenci priložnost, da se kot evrokrati zaposljujejo v institucijah Evropske unije. Do katere mere lahko življenjske zgodbe oz. biografski narativni intervjuji služijo kot učinkovito analitično orodje pri raziskavah prve generacije slovenskih evrokratov? Kaj nam lahko takšne pripovedi povedo o podobi sodobnih evropskih integracijskih procesov? V pričujočem prispevku avtorja razbirata osrednja teoretska in metodološka vprašanja, s katerimi se spoprimejo raziskovalci, ki preučujejo integracijo kot družbeni pojav.

Keywords

European Union; Eurocrats; bureaucracy; Slovenia // Evropska unija; evrokrati; birokracija; Slovenia

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