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Citizenship and Governance in the European Union

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ISBN13: 9780826453488
ISBN: 0826453481
Published: June 2001
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



European citizenship has been a key issue since the Treaty of Maastricht. Both governmental and non-governmental actors have seen the extension of the citizenship provision as an important part of the drive to democratize the EU. Recent years have seen some important institutional and political developments. The Treaty of Amsterdam clarified the formal allocation of citizenship rights, emphasizing the complementary nature of EU citizenship with respect to member state nationality. European citizenship has attracted the attention of both EU and citizen scholars. However, these groups frequently talk past each other. This book addresses both groups. Contributions link citizenship not only to the Treaty provisions but also to the emerging pattern of governance in, and the policy regimes of, the EU.;Normative and empirical analysis is combined to reveal the political, legal, economic and social dimensions of this new status, charting its development through the practices of both the EU institutions and its holders, EU citizens themselves. The authors argue that EU citizenship is about far more than the rights member state nationals are granted by the Treaty. It is also steeped in the policies and institutions of the Union itself and in particular their ability to engage the general public.

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Contents:
Part 1 Citizenship and governance in the European Union: introduction - the puzzle of EU citizenship, Richard Bellamy and Alex Warleigh; purposeful opportunists? EU institutions and the struggle over European citizenship, Alex Warleigh; the ""right to have rights"" - citizenship practice and the political constitution of the European Union, Richard Bellamy.
Part 2 Internal aspects of European citizenship: citizenship, rights and the EU ombudsman, Roy Gregory and Philip Giddings; market citizenship - functionalism and fig-leaves, Tony Downes; disintegrating sexuality - citizenship and the European Union, Carl F. Stychin; the social citizen?, Mita Castle-Kanerova and Bill Jordan.
Part 3 External aspects of European citizenship: the political economy of European citizenship, R.J. Barry Jones; the international protection of the EU citizen - problems and prospects, Stelios Stavridis and Colleen Thouez; invisible citizens? long-term resident third-country nationals in the EU and their struggle for recognition, Theodora Kostakopoulou; appendix - treaty provisions on European citizenship (post-Treaty of Amsterdam).