The Politics Of European Citizenship

Deepening Contradictions in Social Rights and Migration Policy

Author: Peo Hansen,Sandy Brian Hager

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857456229

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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As the European Union faces the ongoing challenges of legitimacy, identity, and social cohesion, an understanding of the social purpose and direction of EU citizenship becomes increasingly vital. This book is the first of its kind to map the development of EU citizenship and its relation to various localities of EU governance. From a critical political economy perspective, the authors argue for an integrated analysis of EU citizenship, one that considers the interrelated processes of migration, economic transformation, and social change and the challenges they present.
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The Politics of Citizenship in Europe

Author: Marc Morjé Howard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521870771

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

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In this book, Howard addresses immigrant integration, one of the most critical challenges facing European countries, the resolution of which will in large part depend on how foreigners can become citizens. Howard's research shows that despite remarkable convergence in their economic, judicial, and social policies, the countries of the European Union still maintain very different definitions of citizenship. Based on an innovative measure of national citizenship policies, the book accounts for both historical variation and contemporary change. Howard's historical explanation highlights the legacies of colonialism and early democratization, which unintentionally created relatively inclusive citizenship regimes. Howard's argument focuses on the politics of citizenship, showing in particular how anti-immigrant public opinion - when activated politically, usually by far right movements or public referenda - can block the liberalizing tendencies of political elites. Overall, the book shows the far-reaching implications of this growing and volatile issue.
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Building Europe

The Cultural Politics of European Integration

Author: Cris Shore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136283528

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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The development of the European Union has been one of the most profound advances in European politics and society this century. Yet the institutions of Europe and the 'Eurocrats' who work in them have constantly attracted negative publicity, culminating in the mass resignation of the European Commissioners in March 1999. In this revealing study, Cris Shore scrutinises the process of European integration using the techniques of anthropology, and drawing on thought from across the social sciences. Using the findings of numerous interviews with EU employees, he reveals that there is not just a subculture of corruption within the institutions of Europe, but that their problems are largely a result of the way the EU itself is constituted and run. He argues that European integration has largely failed in bringing about anything but an ever-closer integration of the technical, political and financial elites of Europe - at the expense of its ordinary citizens. This critical anthropology of European integration is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the culture and politics of the EU.
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The Politics of Everyday Europe

Constructing Authority in the European Union

Author: Kathleen R. McNamara

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191025526

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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How do political authorities build support for themselves and their rule? Doing so is key to accruing power, but it can be a complicated affair. The European Union, as a novel political entity, faces a particularly difficult set of challenges. The Politics of Everyday Europe argues that the legitimation of EU authority rests in part on a transformation in the symbols and practices of everyday life in Europe. The Single Market and the Euro, the legal category of European Citizen and policies promoting the free movement of people, EU public architecture, arts and popular entertainment, and EU diplomacy and foreign policy all generate symbols and practices that change peoples' day-to-day experiences naturalizing European governance.The modern nation-state has long used similar strategies of nationalism and 'imagined communities' to legitimize its political power. But the EU's cultural infrastructure is unique, as it navigates European national identities with a particularly banality, trying to make the EU seem complementary to, not in competition with, the nation-states. While this cultural legitimation has successfully underpinned the EU's surprising political development, Europe today is more often met with indifference by its citizens rather than affection. As economic and political crises have stretched European social solidarity to the breaking point, this book offers a clear theoretical framework for understanding how everyday culture matters fundamentally in the political life of the EU, and how the construction of meaning can be a potent power resource-albeit one open to contestation and subversion by the very citizens it calls into being.
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Europe and the Politics of Language

Citizens, Migrants and Outsiders

Author: Máiréad Nic Craith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230501893

Category: Political Science

Page: 217

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Do political boundaries impact on concepts of language? How significant is language for citizenship in contemporary Europe? Can disputed languages acquire full status? Should non-European languages receive recognition from the EU? These are among the many questions explored in this new study of official, regional and disputed languages in an ever-changing European context. Broad policy issues and the performance of the range of instruments of policy at local, national and European levels are illustrated with reference to case studies across Europe.
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Citizenship and Migration

Globalization and the Politics of Belonging

Author: Stephen Castles,Castles,Alastair Davidson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415927147

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

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"Castles and Davidson explore these important questions and issues in a wide-ranging and extremely engaging analysis that considers citizenship, difference and democracy both in theoretical and applied terms. Offering a truly international framework, they examine citizenship in both western countries and the Asia-Pacific region and draw on important and illuminating examples throughout to illustrate and extend their argument."--BOOK JACKET.
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International Relations Theory and the Politics of European Integration

Power, Security, and Community

Author: Morten Kelstrup,Michael Charles Williams

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415214179

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Indhold: Introduction: integration and the politics of community in the New Europe by Morteh Kelstrup and Michael C. Williams; 1. Europe is not where it is supposed to be by R.B.J. Walker; 2. International theory and European integration by Steve Smith; 3. European communities in a neo-medieval global polity: the dilemmas of fairyland? by N.J. Rennger; 4. The art of war and the construction of peace: toward a virtual theory of international relations by James der Derian; 5. Sovereignty, anarchy and law in Europe: when legal norms turn into political facts by Marlene Wind; 6. Gendered communities: the ambiguuous attraction of Europe by Lene Hansen; 7. Contested community: migration and the question of the political in the EU by Jef Huysmans; 8. When two becom one: interneal and external securitisations in Europe by Didier Bigo; 9. The European Central Bank and the problem of authority by Randall D. Germain; 10. "And never the twain shall meet?" The EU's quest for legitimacy and enlargement by Lykke Friis and Anna Murphy; 11. The EU as a security actor: reflections from a pessimistic constructivist on post-sovereign security orders by Ole Wæver
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Reconstructing Citizenship

The Politics of Nationality Reform and Immigration in Contemporary France

Author: Miriam Feldblum

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791442692

Category: Political Science

Page: 227

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Provides the most comprehensive analysis of the rise of citizenship conflict in contemporary France.
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Citizenship and Governance in the European Union

Author: Richard Bellamy,Alex Warleigh

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780826479198

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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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 provisions 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, emphasising the complementary nature of EU citizenship with respect to member state nationality. It also made significant changes to European citizenship as an institutionalized practice, and incorporated the Schengen agreements on freedom of movement. European citizenship has attracted the attention of both EU and citizenship scholars. However, these groups frequently talk past each other. This book is the first to address both groups. Contributions by experts across several disciplines link citizenship not only to the Treaty provisions but also to the emerging patterns 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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The Politics of Exclusion

Institutions and Immigration Policy in Contemporary Germany

Author: Simon Green

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719065880

Category: Political Science

Page: 162

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"Using an innovative analytical perspective, this book arrives at a new explanation for the persistence until recently of this apparent paradox. It uses models of policy-making in Germany to argue that the political system, in which power is widely dispersed between institutions, provides significant insights into why policy has only evolved gradually. In consequence, and despite considerable political pressure for change, Germany's policy structures have so far failed to adequately address the reality of immigration in its cities.
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The Politics of Insecurity

Fear, Migration and Asylum in the EU

Author: Jef Huysmans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134234465

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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The act of violence of 9/11 changed the global security agenda, catapulting terrorism to the top of the agenda. Weapons of mass destruction grabbed public interest and controlling the free movement of people became a national security priority. In this volume, Jef Huysmans critically engages with theoretical developments in international relations and security studies to develop a conceptual framework for studying security. He argues that security policies and responses do not appear out of the blue, but are part of a continuous and gradual process, pre-structured by previous developments. He examines this process of securitization and explores how an issue, on the basis of the distribution and administration of fear, becomes a security policy. Huysmans then applies this theory to provide a detailed analysis of migration, asylum and refuge in the European Union. This theoretically sophisticated, yet accessible volume, makes an important contribution to the study of security, migration and European politics.
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Enacting European Citizenship

Author: Engin F. Isin,Michael Saward

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107067812

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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What does it mean to be a European citizen? The rapidly changing politics of citizenship in the face of migration, diversity, heightened concerns about security and financial and economic crises, has left European citizenship as one of the major political and social challenges to European integration. Enacting European Citizenship develops a distinctive perspective on European citizenship and its impact on European integration by focusing on 'acts' of European citizenship. The authors examine a broad range of cases - including those of the Roma, Sinti, Kurds, sex workers, youth and other 'minorities' or marginalised peoples - to illuminate the ways in which the institutions and practices of European citizenship can hinder as well as enable claims for justice, rights and equality. This book draws the key themes together to explore what the limitations and possibilities of European citizenship might be.
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Politics of Sexuality

Identity, Gender, Citizenship

Author: Terrell Carver,Véronique Mottier

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415169534

Category: Political Science

Page: 199

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This book recognises sexuality as a mainstream concept in political analysis and explores issues in the politics of sexuality that are highly salient and controversial today. These include conceptions of citizenship and nationality linked to gender and sexuality, the legislation about the age of consent, prostitution and 'trafficing in women', the international politics of population control, abortion, sexual harrassment, and sexuality in the military. The international team of contributors provide a wide range of perspectives in a variety of contexts. On a national level they offer illustrative case studies from the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain and Israel among others, and on an international plane they cover the European Union, the UN Conference on Population and Development and the role of the Vatican as international arbiter. Moreover, the volume addresses the interaction between political discourse and the work of major theorists such as Weber, Freud, Foucault, Irigaray and Butler.
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Citizenship and Those Who Leave

The Politics of Emigration and Expatriation

Author: Nancy L. Green,Francois Weil

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252091418

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Exit, like entry, has helped define citizenship over the last two centuries, yet little attention has been given to the politics of emigration. How have countries impeded or facilitated people leaving? How have they perceived and regulated those who leave? What relations do they seek to maintain with their citizens abroad and why? Citizenship and Those Who Leave reverses the immigration perspective to examine how nations define themselves not just through entry but through exit as well.
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The Politics of a European Civil Code

Author: Martijn Willem Hesselink

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041124101

Category: Law

Page: 195

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With a significant number of claims having been brought under NAFTA Chapter 11 in the last 3 years, public and professional interest in this topic has been growing significantly. Quite simply, anyone doing business under NAFTA, or anyone representing a company doing business under NAFTA, must be completely familiar with the provisions of Chapter 11. Combining expert commentary with complete primary source materials and case law, Kluwer Law International's "Investment Disputes Under NAFTA" is the must-have resource for anyone planning - or already involved in - a Chapter 11 claim. NAFTA's Chapter 11, like many treaties, sets forth rules for arbitration. Current procedures have been developed, in part, as cases have arisen and been resolved. This book enables anyone interested in these procedures to know exactly the current state of the law. Only "Investment Disputes Under NAFTA" delivers: Article-by-Article explanations of the ins and outs of Chapter 11; a valuable collection of key case law that has been affected by Chapter 11; accurate and thorough cross-referencing to help you quickly and easily find all relevant material; and logical organization of all materials as well as a complete index and table of cases. This one-of-a-kind resource is practice based and user-friendly. It is the only product to collect the body of NAFTA jurisprudence. It also incorporates substantial references to decisions in other investment treaty cases, decisions by mixed claims commissions and other arbitral bodies, Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal jurisprudence, and International Court of Justice decisions. Kluwer Law International's "Investment Disputes Under NAFTA" also contains charts presenting valuable information such as the arbitrators in each case, the rules under which the arbitrations have been conducted, and the remedies granted in each particular case
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Immigration and Citizenship in an Enlarged European Union

The Political Dynamics of Intra-EU Mobility

Author: Simon McMahon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137433922

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

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A distinctive contribution to the politics of citizenship and immigration in an expanding European Union, this book explains how and why differences arise in responses to immigration by examining local, national and transnational dimensions of public debates on Romanian migrants and the Roma minority in Italy and Spain.
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Citizenship, Migrant Activism and the Politics of Movement

Author: Peter Nyers,Kim Rygiel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136448411

Category: Political Science

Page: 188

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Migration is an inescapable issue in the public debates and political agendas of Western countries, with refugees and migrants increasingly viewed through the lens of security. This book analyses recent shifts in governing global mobility from the perspective of the politics of citizenship, utilising an interdisciplinary approach that employs politics, sociology, anthropology, and history. Featuring an international group of leading and emerging researchers working on the intersection of migrant politics and citizenship studies, this book investigates how restrictions on mobility are not only generating new forms of inequality and social exclusion, but also new forms of political activism and citizenship identities. The chapters present and discuss the perspectives, experiences, knowledge and voices of migrants and migrant rights activists in order to better understand the specific strategies, tactics, and knowledge that politicized non-citizen migrant groups produce in their encounters with border controls and security technologies. The book focuses the debate of migration, security, and mobility rights onto grassroots politics and social movements, making an important intervention into the fields of migration studies and critical citizenship studies. Citizenship, Migrant Activism and the Politics of Movement will be of interest to students and scholars of migration and security politics, globalisation and citizenship studies.
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Citizenship, Democracy and Justice in the New Europe

Author: Percy B. Lehning,Albert Weale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134726716

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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The contributors to this study address the question of how political theory is relevant to the construction of new Europe and the tie-in issues of citizenship, social justice and political legitimacy. By using techniques of contemporary political theory, the book argues that the emergence of new Europe poses fundamental questions of value and principle and challenges more established political theories in the process.
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Citizenship and Collective Identity in Europe

Author: Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135211760

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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This book is the first monograph to systematically explore the relationship between citizenship and collective identity in the European Union, integrating two fields of research – citizenship and collective identity. Karolewski argues that various types of citizenship correlate with differing collective identities and demonstrates the link between citizenship and collective identity. He constructs three generic models of citizenship including the republican, the liberal and the caesarean citizenship to which he ascribes types of collective identity. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the book integrates concepts, theories and empirical findings from sociology (in the field of citizenship research), social psychology (in the field of collective identity), legal studies (in the chapter on the European Charter of Fundamental Rights), security studies (in the chapter on the politics of insecurity) and philosophy (in the chapter on pathologies of deliberation) to examine the current trends of European citizenship and European identity politics. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of European politics, political theory, political philosophy, sociology and social psychology.
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A Soul for Europe: An essay collection

Author: Furio Cerutti,Enno Rudolph

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789042909960

Category: History

Page: 227

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After ten and more years of continuous movement toward integration the European Union and its citizens are confronted with the problem of whether or not to take decisive steps towards the establishment of a full-fledged common polity. This implies a Europe-wide debate (including the future member states) and deliberation process about the values, principles an basic policies that the citizens can perceive as common to everybody. Whatever its relationship to the diversity of existing national and local identities, Europian identity is about the Union's institutions becoming rooted in the "soul" of the citizens, thus receiving democratic legitimacy and support. In these two volumes authors who have a political and intellectual interest in the European process dicuss its unprecedented features as a peaceful and voluntary union of peoples, its understandable delays and less acceptable shortcomings. The first volume is a reader, written in non-academic terms: it discusses the essential components of an European political identity as far as problems like democracy, citizenship, social justice, war and peace, freedom, borders are concerned, also looking at the history of this identity. The second volume is a collection of scientific essays that provide in-depth analysis of fundamental aspects of European cultural identity such as religion, art and economic culture, myth and civil society. The two volumes can be read independently of each other, but it can be expected that readers who become acquainted with one will feel stimulated to reach for the other.
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