“Cultural heritage has a ‘dual nature’. It is means of directly creating and expressing political and cultural identity through places, objects and practices that are given special significance. But it is also a means of attracting consumers in sectors such as tourism, food and wine, whose promotion and protection are linked to identity”. Mark Thatcher’s research about the cultural heritage and the EU’s political identity.
In this column Gianfranco Pellegrino thinks about the deep origins of borders. They are part of nature or a convention? An idea, a value or an ideological dream?