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Michael Mannin

have emerged and, in order to appreciate the nature of these challenges, an examination of historic Europeanisation as well as observations of national, sub-national, ethnic and cultural memories are salient to an understanding of the present reality of the region. Thus, what Schimmelfennig (2001) characterises as ‘thin Europeanisation’ – that is, the pragmatic acceptance of the constituent rules of the EU – is no longer sufficient to sustain Brussels’s impact on the political and economic choices within its new neighbourhood. Without an established set of ‘thick EU

in The European Union and its eastern neighbourhood
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Edwin Bacon, Bettina Renz, and Julian Cooper

cultural memory of the Soviet era – the people as a whole. The Soviet 185 Bacon 08 186 3/2/06 10:37 AM Page 186 Securitising Russia regime treated many issues not traditionally associated with the security sphere as questions of security and, in the words of Buzan et al, ‘securitise[d] everything from nuclear missiles and opposing armies to miniskirts and pop music’.21 We have argued strongly, in Chapter 2, against the view that the behaviour of individual politicians can be predicted simply because they were at some point employed in one of the Russian force

in Securitising Russia
Alexander Spencer

(international) organizations, narrate and renarrate events of the past in order to establish shared values and norms and constitute a shared cultural identity (Erll 2009: 212). ‘Hence there is no way to give us an understanding of any society, including our own, except through the stock of stories which constitute its initial dramatic resources’ (MacIntyre 1981: 201). Cultural memory is above all made up of different narratives which provide ‘us 24 Romantic narratives in international politics with a fundamental epistemological structure that helps us to make sense of the

in Romantic narratives in international politics
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Germany in American post-war International Relations
Felix Rösch

environment. In their recent delineation of literate ethics, Hartmut Behr and Xander Kirke emphasise the ability to contextualise knowledge in order to avoid misunderstandings or misrepresentations. 52 In other words, contextuality is a first step towards meaningful translations that cannot be accomplished by a simple transliteration or metaphrase. 53 Contextuality requires the translator to have a critical understanding about the cultural memory that contributed to the establishment of knowledge in the original context. This kind of memory is situated in the everyday

in Prussians, Nazis and Peaceniks