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European Citizenship in Perspective: History, Politics and Law

Edited by: Jan van der Harst, Gerhard Hoogers , Gerrit Voerman

ISBN13: 9781786435798
Published: June 2018
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £85.00



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Since 1992 the EU has incorporated a concept previously exclusive to states: citizenship. In embracing supranational citizenship the EU entered terra incognita, creating a concept resembling, but essentially different to traditional citizenship. This book provides an in-depth historical, political and constitutional analysis of the first 25 years of EU citizenship, and considers how it could develop over the next 25 years.

Bringing together scholars from the fields of law, political science and history, this book takes a multidisciplinary approach to EU citizenship. It examines the history and development of EU citizenship, the roles of institutional and political actors, and the dynamics which it created in the post-Maastricht accession process, providing readers with a unique multifaceted examination of the topic. Exploring new insights into the nature and importance of EU citizenship, this book shows that after a quarter of a century EU citizenship has lost none of it's game-changing potential, and remains one of the most important features of EU law.

Students of European law and politics and international relations will find this concise book an invaluable tool, with interesting and original insights into the present status of a key aspect of EU law. Its multidisciplinary approach will also help professionals working in fields relating to the subject.

Subjects:
EU Law
Contents:
Preface
1. European Citizenship in Perspective: History, Politics and Law. An Introduction Gerhard Hoogers
2. Political Citizenship in the European Union: What it means, how it came about and which challenges lie ahead Jan Willem van Rossem
3. From Free Cross-border Movement to Backing Legitimacy: European citizenship in a political-historical perspective, 1970-2000 Anjo G. Harryvan and Jan van der Harst
4. The Rights of EU Citizens: A legal-historical analysis Tobias Nowak
5. EU Citizenship from the Cross-border Link to the Genuine Enjoyment Test: Understanding the `stone-by-stone' approach of the Court of Justice Jurian Langer
6. Political Participation of European Citizens and the Development of a European Polity: Input of European and Dutch parties in European Parliament election programmes, 1979-2014 Richard Procee and Gerrit Voerman
7. The European Citizens' Initiative: How to establish the influence it gives citizens over the European Union's agenda? Nicolle Zeegers
8. Europeanisation of Citizenship in the Context of EU Accession Senka Neuman Stanivukovic
Index