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Citizenship in Contemporary Europe$
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Michael Lister and Emily Pia

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780748633418

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633418.001.0001

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European citizenship and European identity

European citizenship and European identity

(p.162) Chapter 7 European citizenship and European identity
Citizenship in Contemporary Europe

Michael Lister

Edinburgh University Press

In this chapter we will reflect on how the ongoing process of European integration affects citizenship. There are at least two ways we can think about this. The first is to assess the effects that European Integration has upon citizenship at the state level. In some ways, we have thought about this as we analysed changes to migration, the welfare state, and political participation. A second way we can think about it is by reflecting on a burgeoning European, post-national citizenship. Formally, citizens of the individual EU member states are also citizens of the European Union. This chapter examines what form EU citizenship takes, and how this interacts with existing (and for the EU treaties, dominant) national citizenship. For classical conceptions of citizenship, this relationship is much more problematic than for postnational, cosmopolitan theories.

Keywords:   European Integration, European Citizenship, EU Citizenship, Post-national Citizenship

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