A couple of years ago Joschka Fischer, the German minister of Foreign Affairs articulated his European dream, calling for a specification of the 'Finalit├Ąt', that is the ultimate goal of the process of European integration. It came at a moment that Europe is challenged by two conflicting developments - globalization and localization - labeled by Tom Courchene as 'glocalization' [Watts 1994]. The outcome of the process of European integration is still unclear, but will be in line with the striking characterization of Alexis de Tocqueville of the original idea of the American federation.

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van Aubel, J.P, & van Nispen tot Pannerden, F.K.M. (2002). Living Apart Together in Europe. Department of Public Administration. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/1579