Europeanization and the Emergence of a European Society

IBEI Working Paper No. 2008/12

21 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2008

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Juan Díez Medrano

Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI)

Date Written: January 2008


This article examines the European integration process from a sociological perspective, where the main focus is the examination of the social consequences of the integration process. The European Union has advanced significantly in the economic, social, and political integration processes. This has resulted in a rapid Europeanization of behavior. There has hardly been any progress, however, toward the development of European social groups. This article examines the causes of this lag and concludes that it is highly unlikely that in the middle run there be significant progress toward the Europeanization of society.

Keywords: European integration, Identity, Sociology

Suggested Citation

Díez Medrano, Juan, Europeanization and the Emergence of a European Society (January 2008). IBEI Working Paper No. 2008/12. Available at SSRN: or

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Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) ( email )

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