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Europe seen from the outside

This video explains how Europe defines its identity by distinguishing itself from “others” and how others perceive European identity.

In this video, we explain how European identity has often been defined against an “other”: the Ottoman Empire, the Russian Empire, and the United States of America.

Then we move on to stress the difference between how Europe perceives its place in the world, as a “power of the good”, and how others see it. Outside, Europe is often perceived as a successful space of regional integration. But its image can be ambivalent. While some perceive its international action as a force of democratization and of promotion of human rights, others regard it as patronizing

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Cultures and Identities in Europe

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