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Unmaintained roadway margins: Portugal’s long way to Europe

Vol. 3, No. 1, December 2007
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Werner Krauss, University of Texas, Austin

This article undertakes from an ethnological perspective to portray the double-sense of Europeanization in the light of Portugal’s experience: Europeanization in the sense of Portugal’s approach to Europe and integration in it on the one hand, but also Europeanization in the sense of Portugal’s impact on Europe on the other hand. Agricultural politics and more specifically the promotion of eucalyptus plantations as has been pushed forward by the European Union serve as an example for the challenges of Europeanization: to benefit from it and not to become its victim.