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Who are the people of Europe?

This question can be approached theoretically, as generations of philosophers and social scientists have done, to understand the social and cultural aspects of Europeans as a people. With the support of an ERC Consolidator Grant (2014-19) led by Professor Evelyn Ruppert at Goldsmiths, University of London we are studying this as a practical and political problem of government that is currently facing EU statisticians and policy makers as they grapple with harmonising and standardising enumeration methods and data across member states to make one European population. Yet, by so doing—intentionally or otherwise—they also contribute to the making of a European people. This, at least, is the central thesis of the project, Peopling Europe: How data make a people (ARITHMUS). While typically framed as a methodological or statistical problem, ARITHMUS approaches this as a practical and political problem of assembling multiple national populations into a population and political subjectivity called a European people. Read more

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Evelyn Ruppert
Evelyn Ruppert
Principal Investigator
Baki Cakici
Baki Cakici
Postdoctoral Researcher
Francisca Grommé
Francisca Grommé
Postdoctoral Researcher
Stephan Scheel
Stephan Scheel
Postdoctoral Researcher
Ville Takala
Ville Takala
Doctoral Student
Funda Ustek
Funda Ustek
Postdoctoral Researcher

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