THE INTEGRATION OF “EAST” AND “WEST”. SLOVENIAN “EUROCRATS” AND THE POLITICS OF IDENTITY WITHIN THE INSTITUTIONS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
INTEGRACIJA »VZHODA« IN »ZAHODA«. SLOVENSKI »EVROKRATI« IN POLITIKA IDENTITETE V USTANOVAH EVROPSKE UNIJE

Tatiana Bajuk Senčar

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3986/Traditio2009380211

Abstract

This paper explores the politics of identity construction in the institutions of the European Union after the European Union began its expansion to the east in the year 2004. To do so it will present an analysis of the career narratives of first generation of Slovenian EU officials. Approaching the issue of identity from the perspective of career narratives provides a constructive complement to existing anthropological theories on the construction of identity in the EU institutions that have been based primarily on an exploration of the relationship between the national and the European.

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Besedilo raziskuje vprašanje konstrukcije identitete v ustanovah Evropske Unije po njeni širitvi na vzhod v letu 2004 na podlagi pripovedi o poklicni karieri prve generacije slovenskih uradnikov v EU. Spoznanja o identiteti, kakršna omogočajo analize pripovedi, so konstruktivno dopolnilo znanim antropološkim teorijam o pojmovanju identitete v ustanovah EU, ki so temeljile predvsem na analizi razmerja med Evropo in nacijo.

Keywords

anthropology; European Union; identity; integration; cultural constructions of expertise // antropologija; Evropska unija; identiteta; integracija; kulturna konstrukcija ekspertize

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