Petya Kabakchieva

Associate Prof. and Head of the Department of Sociology, Sofia University. Visiting fellow at the IWM (Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna) 2002.


Eurolocal perspectives towards the EU

Imagining the European Union as a nation-state

This text, first published in 2002, describes how in Bulgaria, the EU has replaced the nation state as a symbol of authority. Even local history and culture is being embedded and rewritten in the context of European cultural history. Nevertheless, regional identity won’t get lost, argues the author, since regions “are a configuration of different liminalities enveloping spatial zones of different sizes that overlap and accrue, providing different options.”

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