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What And Where Is Europe? What And Where Is Europe? Presentation Transcript

  • What and Where is Europe? Jaime Miguel Nieman Gonzàlez
  • Europe as Myth
    • Greek Mythology-- Homer´s Illiad 8 th century BC
  • Europe as a Geographical Space
  • History of EU 1952- 1995
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  • Europe as a Population 2003
  • Populations: Europe vs World
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  • Europe as an Economic Union
    • Free trade zone—No internal tariffs or borders
    • Common tariff policy to imports
    • Stability Pact 1997
    • - Annual budget no higher than 3% GDP
    • -National debt lower than 60% GDP
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  • Europe as a Political Union
    • European Parliament 2007
    • Council of the European Union
    • -government ministers from EU countries
    • -6 month rotating presidency
  • European Commission
    • -members are appointed
    • -one member from each national government
    • - act in the interests of the Union as a whole not national govts.
    • -proposes new EU laws to parliament and Council and implements them.
    • Herman Von Rompoy:
    • President of European Council
    • Catherine Ashton: EU Rep. Foreign affairs and Security Policy
  • Europe as a Culture
    • Europeans define culture in different ways
    • Spain and Italy associate
    • “ Knowledge & Science,
    • Education and Upbringing ”
    • with culture in higher numbers
    • Greeks associate culture with “Civilization”
  • How is Culture defined?
    • --Structuralists—
    • “ a way of life” within society based on norms and values which bind society together.
    • --Interpretivist--
    • shared meaning and symbols which people use to convey meaning.
    • Zygmunt Bauman: Culture is artificial
    • -Garden metaphor-
  • What Importance is given to Culture?
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