The Role of Anti-Americanism in the Contemporary European Identity Building

Qin Pang
2011 Review of European Studies  
This paper argues that the surging anti-Americanism in Europe since 2003 has helped strengthen the European identity by shaping a political, economic, social and cultural "Other" -the U.S.-among the Europeans. It first surveys the contemporary European anti-Americanism including its historical roots, and then moves on to analyze its role in the current European identity building through examining two typical cases and empirical data from the Eurobarometer.
doi:10.5539/res.v3n1p94 fatcat:himgpfre3zfojjmg6dtpply64a