Economic and Cultural Peripheralization in the Eurozone
Paolilli, Antonio Luigi
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Copyright © 2014 Antonio Luigi Paolilli. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. In accordance of the Creative Commons Attribution License all Copyrights © 2014 are reserved for SCIRP and the owner of the intellectual property Antonio Luigi Paolilli. All Copyright © 2014 are guarded by law and by SCIRP as a guardian. In this paper, we will discuss the reasonableness of the decision by Italy and other southern and western EU states to become members of the eurozone. We will also discuss whether this economic choice can be socially and culturally sustainable in a Europe characterized by cultures which, despite their shared sub- stratum, are in competition with each other.