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European Integration, Europeanization, Enlightenment, and Barbarism


What are the inspirations for contemporary europeanization ?  What intellectual legacies does it accept ?

Founded on the avowed rejection of barbarism, what room does Europeanization make to the legacy of this very barbarism, which until recently has been as much a recurrent feature of European history as the Enlightenment?

Besides the invocation of a few great ideals and universal references (peace, Enlightenment, humanism, freedom, democracy, human rights, prosperity, progress), which readings, which philosophies, which value systems, which sociability networks inspire the foundations of European integration and the solving of the problems its actors face?

In 2011, for its first year, this seminar will put three different hypotheses on its agenda:  the Kantian hypothesis; the liberal hypothesis; the mutualization of sovereignties and territories (where does this idea come from, how, and by which networks, places, and paths did it materialize?).

Calendar 2010-2011

12/12/2011 - 09:00 Colloques
Symposium organized by Sciences Po (the Center for History at Sciences Po, CERI) University of Paris-Ouest-Nanterre-La Défense Bibliothèque de Documentation Internationale...
13/12/2011 - 09:00 Colloques
Symposium organized by Sciences Po (the Center for History at Sciences Po, CERI) University of Paris-Ouest-Nanterre-La Défense Bibliothèque de Documentation Internationale...
14/12/2011 - 09:00 Colloques
Symposium organized by Sciences Po (the Center for History at Sciences Po, CERI) University of Paris-Ouest-Nanterre-La Défense Bibliothèque de Documentation Internationale...