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Original scientific paper


Dariusz Aleksandrowicz

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APA 6th Edition
Aleksandrowicz, D. (1998). Integracija, nacionalizam i religija. Politička misao, 35 (4), 90-97. Retrieved from
MLA 8th Edition
Aleksandrowicz, Dariusz. "Integracija, nacionalizam i religija." Politička misao, vol. 35, no. 4, 1998, pp. 90-97. Accessed 1 Nov. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Aleksandrowicz, Dariusz. "Integracija, nacionalizam i religija." Politička misao 35, no. 4 (1998): 90-97.
Aleksandrowicz, D. (1998). 'Integracija, nacionalizam i religija', Politička misao, 35(4), pp. 90-97. Available at: (Accessed 01 November 2020)
Aleksandrowicz D. Integracija, nacionalizam i religija. Politička misao [Internet]. 1998 [cited 2020 November 01];35(4):90-97. Available from:
D. Aleksandrowicz, "Integracija, nacionalizam i religija", Politička misao, vol.35, no. 4, pp. 90-97, 1998. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 01 November 2020]

In the course of its history, Europe has structured itself by means of two models. The first was based on the territorial expansion of regional forces that used violence to break down the resistance of their weaker neighbors and establish the balance of power. In this way, at least temporarily, the way was paved for more radical changes in their polities. This model was in use until the end of World War II. The second model has been built around European integration. The aim of this process has not been the expansion of regional powers and the territorial conquest of their neighbors; it is based on the initiative of the weak to join the organizations that can satisfy their interests and goals. The process of integration excludes coercive methods. However, there is certain asymmetry in the relationship between the center and the periphery (the strong and the weak). The countries that belong to the center define the membership standards for the 'periphery' and evaluate their implementation. The 'central' countries are in a better position than the peripheral ones since the process of integration bolsters their collective identity, while the weaker states — by accepting the standards of stronger countries — have to alter their original identity.

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