Difficulties of the EU As a Common Object for Identification
From a process sociological point of view, I will discuss about the reasons of this asynchrony between different habitual, functional and institutional dimensions of this rather a project than a process. European Union could serve here as an paradigmatic example of social differentiation without accompanying processes of social and political integration.
Especially, the emotional aspects of social integration and disintegration will be called into consideration. There will also be discussions about some difficulties of the emergence of a new ‘survival unit’ in more democratic societies in comparison to authoritarian societies, with regard to the question of legitimacy.