Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects


Honors Academy- (Honors Self-Design Major)

Additional Departmental Affiliation

Political Science

Document Type



Cultural identity represents the impending problem that must be overcome in the integration process of the European Union. The significance of the Maastricht Treaty is now embodied in its implementation from the European super-national level to the national one. In this regard, the citizens of each member state appear to be confronted by the bifurcating enigma posed by the European integration issue that challenges the psycho-sociological perception of nationhood. This paper emphasizes the configuration of a new European federative cultural identity which complements -- but does not substitute -- the primordial, or national, identification of each individual within the context of the member states. In order to discern this new European phenomenon, the Economic, Political, Social, Cultural, Historical, and Military factors are analyzed from a psycho-political perspective regarding their interconnection with the European Union integration.


Political Science