Economic policies in an enlarged European Union
- The Mosaic of identities
- The Sindhis
- Pathan and Baluchi minorities
- The political construction of national identity
- The notion of national identity
- Pakistani Muslim identity or identities ?
- Language:Unifying or divisive ?
- Foreign policy and national identity
In the 20th century, two models of power triumphed. The sovereign state, which served as a political organization and democracy, was also known as the "least bad plan". Regardless of the known criteria of distinction of States (republic, monarchy, federation or central government), a historical perspective separates the classical models of transition from standard models.
The common element between classical states is that they occurred before 1939 and some like Italy and Turkey are quite young, having been born around the 19th or the 20th century. Others are older, foremost among them being England or France, whose training has greatly contributed to the definition of state models.
Models of states formed from the fall of the Soviet empire are in transition. In the 1990s, some covered a formerly lost independence in favor of the USSR, while others were emerging for the first time (Moldova).
However, rapid changes raise questions about the ability of states to consolidate into a true democracy.
Currently the EU has two economic objectives that may seem conflicting: a cohesion objective, aiming at economic convergence on the one hand, and competitiveness policy, to maintain its place in the world economy on the other.
The diversity of economic performance in the EU is rich but the overall wealth, however, conceals disparities.
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