Citizenship in Contemporary Europe

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-05-12
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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In an era of globalisation, European integration, mass migration, and changing patterns of political participation and welfare state provision, the precise shape and structure of citizenship in Europe seems to be altering. Uniting a broad theoretical approach to citizenship with a broad empirical scope, this text analyses a range of theoretical perspectives on citizenship in order to analyse these developments.

Author Biography

Michael Lister is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of International Relations, Politics and Sociology at Oxford Brookes University Emily Pia is a Research Fellow in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figuresp. v
Introductionp. 1
Outline of the bookp. 3
Theories of Citizenshipp. 8
Liberal citizenshipp. 9
Communitarianismp. 15
Republicanismp. 22
Theories of Citizenship: Feminism and Multiculturalismp. 32
Feminismp. 33
Multiculturalismp. 44
Postnational Citizenshipp. 58
What is postnational/transnational/global citizenship?p. 59
Citizenship as legal statusp. 59
Citizenship as rightsp. 63
Citizenship as political activityp. 65
Citizenship as identityp. 74
Political Participationp. 80
What is political participation?p. 81
Political participation in Europep. 85
Explaining political participationp. 94
Theories of citizenship and political participationp. 101
The Welfare Statep. 107
How do we measure the welfare state?p. 110
The welfare state in Europep. 114
Explaining the welfare statep. 125
The welfare state and citizenshipp. 130
Migration in Europep. 136
Migration levels and trends in Europep. 136
Migration policies in Europep. 140
European Union and migrationp. 149
The securitisation of migrationp. 153
Theorising migration and citizenshipp. 157
European Citizenship and European Identityp. 162
European citizenship: a historical overviewp. 163
Constitution and constitutionalism in the EUp. 167
Constitutionalism and postnationalismp. 173
Concepts of European identityp. 178
Another European identity?p. 186
Conclusionp. 190
Trends and patterns?p. 190
The interrelated nature of citizenshipp. 193
Referencesp. 197
Indexp. 217
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