- A potential economic and ecological importance
- A possible flexibility of the treaty for a future operation?
- Climatic upheaval with multiple outcomes
- Towards recognition of indigenous peoples
- The Arctic: a military zone that is highly strategic
The building of Europe was not an inevitable process. In this paper, when we say Europe, we mean the European Union. The construction of Europe was the bringing together of centuries of multiple-secularities.
After the Second World War, European integration and the consolidation of states went hand in hand as two complementary processes. However, the shaping of Europe set in motion a process to set up a new system to for the traditional States.
In this paper we try to understand the purpose of constructing Europe. The construction of Europe amounted to inventing a novel mode of a democratic government which challenged traditional nation States in order to defend the general interests and integrity.
The construction of Europe faced some resistance in the form of national cultures and sovereignty of the states that linked democracy and the nation-State.
Europe could be seen as a State by its democratic legitimacy, its binding power over member states and its body of citizens. Europe cannot be understood in the language of the State as a transfer of sovereignty to a new historical constellation state reflecting a new representation of our membership.
Tags - Europe, European Union, members, Nation State