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ÉPOCA Nº II. Nº 8, Año 2013 : 309-321

The Specificity of European Cosmopolitanism in light of European Citizenship

University of Craiova, Romania
Recibido: 30/11/2012
Aprobado: 20/05/2013
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Cómo citar: Ciprian CIOROIANU. "The Specificity of European Cosmopolitanism in light of European Citizenship", en Bajo Palabra, Revista de Filosofía,  ÉPOCA Nº II. Nº 8, Año 2013, pp. 309-321.


In terms of cosmopolitan thought, the European integration adventure, and in particular European citizenship should be understood in a context derived from the very motto of the Union: that of building a United Europe, all the while safeguarding the specificities of the various European peoples. European cosmopolitanism isn't one in which national identities melt into a broader pan-European identity, but it implies a multiplicity of identities involving citizens, all of them coexisting in a multi-layered and composite political and legal space. The European answer to the cosmopolitan question should not be the creation of a European state but instead it should emphasize preserving and enriching the current federal structure of Europe.

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