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Courage and inspiration are needed to renew the European dream and rediscover the purpose of a European civilisation project which responds to the cultural and moral traditions rooted in the vision of its founding fathers. A mobilising and forward-looking interaction between globalisation and Europeanisation can provide some answers in the emerging global transnational era. This book offers an interdisciplinary in-depth analysis of the relation between globalisation and Europeanisation from a value driven and human-centric perspective. It proposes a broad, diversified and innovative framework and analysis of concepts based on a human rights, cosmopolitan and public goods perspective of sustainable statehood. This approach is applied to interconnected policy areas and issues that are crucial to Europe’s future, such as external relations, culture, intercultural dialogue, citizenship, education and territorial cooperation. The book’s multidisciplinary readings and critical reflections address the complex issues at play in today’s European societies, which require sustainable, cohesive and responsible answers at conceptual and policy level.
Contents: Points of Departure • The Idea of Europe: an Historical Perspective • Identity-building in Europe • Europe’s Challenges and Responsibilities in a Globalising World • Sustainable Statehood: a Human-centric and Multi-level Governance of Europe’s Transformation • A Cosmopolitan Perspective of Multi-level Governance in Europe • Global Public Goods and Human Development • The Changing Content of European Studies: an Interdisciplinary Perspective and Practice • European Security and Foreign Relations • Globalisation vs Culture in Europe • Intercultural Dialogue for Cultural Diversity • Citizenship-building in EU • Education for European Citizenship-building • Territorial Cooperation and Multi-level Governance. The Stimulating Role of the Committee of the Regions • Territorial Cooperation and Multi-level Governance. The Stimulating Role of the Committee of the Regions • Building «Urban civitas» in Intercultural Dialogue Practices • Learning Experiences of Participative and Deliberative Democracy.