CONTEMPORARY MIGRATION PROCESSES AND CONSTRUCTION OF EUROPEAN IDENTITY

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The article is devoted to impact of modern migratory flows in Europe on the process of constructing a political identity of the European Union. Particular attention is paid to the contradiction between the concept of Europeanness, as a common perception of social, political and cultural values, and the cosmopolitan vocation of Europeanism, based on the principle of world citizenship as a way of regulating the immigration issue. The article delves into the influence of mass migrations on the political balance of the founding states of the EU and proposes the future scenarios for the interaction between the pan European identity construction processes and the structural character of migratory phenomena.


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Roberta Alonzi

University of Siena

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Email: alonziroberta@gmail.com
Via Banchi di Sotto 55, 53100, Siena, Italy

PhD, associate professor of the Department of History of International Relations of University of Siena (Italy), postgraduate student of the Department of Comparative Politics of Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

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