European Udine Declaration: A Poststructuralist Reading

Sanja Ivic

Abstract


Poststructuralist approach can offer a useful tool for refiguration of some basic concepts employed in European legal discourse. However, this approach is mostly used in gender studies, and its potential is mostly neglected in European studies. In this article, the Udine Declaration will be analyzed from the poststructuralist perspective. It will be shown that this Declaration does not represent a move toward greater freedom and broader notion of identity, because it employs essentialist concepts.

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Review of European Studies   ISSN 1918-7173 (Print)   ISSN 1918-7181 (Online)

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