The Politics of European Citizenship: Deepening Contradictions in Social Rights and Migration Policy

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Berghahn Books, 2012 - Political Science - 250 pages

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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Contents

Introduction European Integration and the Problem of Citizenship
1
Part 1 Theory and History of EU Citizenship
19
Towards a Critical History
21
Chapter 2 The Origins of EU Citizenship 19501980
38
Chapter 3 A Citizens Europe for Whom? Social Citizenship Migration and the Neoliberal Relaunch of European Integration 19801995
58
Part II The Current Trajectories of Citizenship Politics in the EU
91
Chapter 4 No Rights Without Responsibilities Adapting Citizens for the New European Economy
93
Chapter 5 A New EU Politics of Migration a New Politics of EU Citizenship? Analyzing the Amsterdam Treaty and Tampere Program
127
EU Migration Policy in the Hague Program
162
Power Asymmetries Contradictions and Trajectories
197
Afterword to the Paperback Edition
207
References
219
Index
245
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Peo Hansen is Political Scientist and Associate Professor at the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO) at Link÷ping University, Sweden. His publications include Europeans Only? Essays on Identity Politics and the European Union (Umeň University, 2000) and Migration, Citizenship, and the European Welfare State: A European Dilemma, co-authored with Carl-Ulrik Schierup and Stephen Castles (Oxford University Press, 2006).

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