Bo Stråth


Bo Stråth (Curriculum Vitae) was 2007-2014 Finnish Academy Distinguished Professor in Nordic, European and World History and Director of Research at the Department of World Cultures / Centre of Nordic Studies (CENS), University of Helsinki. 1997-2007 he was Professor of Contemporary History at the European University Institute in Florence, and 1991-1996 Professor in History at the University of Gothenburg. He is a member of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.


by | Jun 19, 2003 | Research projects, Curriculum vitae


European Framework Project coordinated by Bo Stråth and Anna Triandafyllidou, EUI

The EURONAT project studied the relationship (intertwined or mutually exclusive)
between national identity and representations of Europe and the EU in nine countries:
Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Spain and the
United Kingdom.
Its main objectives were to revise and increase existing knowledge of representations of
the nation, Europe and the European Union in current member states and associated
countries; to study the extent to which national loyalty and identification with Europe
and/or the EU are mutually exclusive or compatible and intertwined with one another;
to highlight similarities and differences between the media, the elite and laypeople
understandings and representations of the EU and the nation and study the role of the
media and the elites in creating a discursive universe; to analyse comparatively
findings from the different countries concerning the above three and study similarities
and differences among countries along the East-West and North-South axes; and to
inform media policies on European integration and Eastern enlargement.
The framework guiding the comparative analysis of the nine countries started from the
the theoretical premise that national identity formation is related both to the historical
heritage of state formation and nation-building in each country as well as the geopolitical position of that country and its links with the European integration process.
Under the assumption that domestic and European components constitute national identities, the aim of
the project was to analyse and compare the combination of national-cum-European
components in national identities and representations of Europe and the EU with a
special reference to the role of the media in their (trans)formation.

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  • Monographs
  • Anthologies
Creating Community and Ordering the World
A European Memory
A European Memory?
European Solidarities
European Solidarities
Reflections on Europe
Reflections on Europe
The Economy as a Polity
The Economy As a Polity
A European Social Citizenship
A European Social Citizenship?
Representations of Europe and the Nation in Current and Prospective Member States
States and Citizens History Theory Prospects
States and Citizens
The Meaning of Europe
The Meaning of Europe
From the Werner Plan to the EMU
From the Werner Plan to the EMU
Europe and the Other and Europe as the Other
Europe and the Other and Europe as the Other
Myth and Memory in the Construction of Community
Myth and Memory in the Construction of Community
AFTER FULL EMPLOYMENT European Discources on Work and Flexibility
After Full Employment
Enlightenment and Genocide Contradictions of Modernity
Enlightenment and Genocide, Contradictions of Modernity
Department of History and Civilization Nationalism and Modernity EUI Working Papers
Nationalism and Modernity
The Postmodern Challenge Perspectives East and West
The Postmodern Challenge
The Cultural Construction of Norden
The Cultural Construction of Norden
Comparativ Wohnungsbau im Internationalen Vergleich Heft 3-1996
Wohnungsbau im internationalen Vergleich
Language and the Construction of Class Identities
Language and the Construction of Class Identities
Idylle oder Aufbruch
Idylle oder Aufbruch?
Democratisation in Scandinavia in Comparison