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Making European Citizens
Civic Inclusion in a Transnational Context
 
 
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04 Apr 2006
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Making European Citizens examines the development of transnational citizenship in Europe. Previous analyses have either focused on the extension of rights and feelings of belonging from the member states to the EU, or emphasized the postnational character of EU citizenship. Both approaches fail to explore the painstaking ways in which the legal and political institutions of transnational citizenship are evolving and the role citizens have played in promoting and shaping them. This volume brings together a multidisciplinary team of contributors. They discuss the new institutional forms of civic standing created by this new status, its transformation of the opportunity structures for the representation of citizens' interests, and the novel kinds of social and political mobilization required in transnational contexts. European citizenship is shown to modify, but not displace, traditional forms of national and local participation, allegiance and solidarity. Its contribution to European democracy remains an open question, with the contributors offering a variety of rival assessments and possible scenarios.


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Making European Citizens examines the development of transnational citizenship in Europe. Previous analyses have either focused on the extension of rights and feelings of belonging from the member states to the EU, or emphasized the postnational character of EU citizenship. Both approaches fail to explore the painstaking ways in which the legal and political institutions of transnational citizenship are evolving and the role citizens have played in promoting and shaping them. This volume brings together a multidisciplinary team of contributors. They discuss the new institutional forms of civic standing created by this new status, its transformation of the opportunity structures for the representation of citizens' interests, and the novel kinds of social and political mobilization required in transnational contexts. European citizenship is shown to modify, but not displace, traditional forms of national and local participation, allegiance and solidarity. Its contribution to European democracy remains an open question, with the contributors offering a variety of rival assessments and possible scenarios.


Reviews


'The book is well written and gives the reader a new way of approaching European citizenship…highly recommended.' - Political Studies Review

'Extremely timely…a genuinely informative book, which helps to enhance our understanding of the obstacles to participation, representation and identity formation within the EU…highly recommended.' -
Journal of Common Market Studies

'The merit of the present volume is that it shows how far the EU is from replicating the moderate successes of welfare states, governed through systems of party competition, and so how far it is from a meaningful conception of a democratic polity.' -
Public Administration

'...edited by three leading scholars…the coherence of the volume is noteworthy…Most chapters provide very valuable contributions to the subject. The introductory chapter by the editors is remarkable in its ability to synthesise in a few pages vast knowledge on citizenship…Interestingly, "optimism of the will" is not absent from some of the contributions, but…the reader of this outstanding volume would be inclined to think that "pessimism of the intellect" is the appropriate conclusion as regards an active European citizenship.' -
West European Politics

'...edited by three of the leading voices in European Union studies...The volume is replete with rich insights and meanings, and deserves further reading, even for those relatively familiar with EU citizenship. This collection and its individual chapters will no doubt be cited by those seeking to get to grips with EU citizenship, its problems, its potential and likely future trajectories for years to come.' -
Common Market Law Review


Contents

Preface
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: From National to Transnational Citizenship; R.Bellamy, D.Castiglione & J.Shaw
PART I: CITIZENS' DEMOCRATIC STANDING AND RIGHTS OF PARTICIPATION
The Contested Case of EU Voting Rights; A.Connolly, S.Day & J.Shaw
EU Citizenship and the Principle of Affectedness; C.Hilson
We the Citizens? Representation and Participation in EU Constitutional Politics; D.Castiglione
PART II: CITIZENS' VOICE AND INTERESTS
Transitional Political Parties; S.Day & J.Shaw
Making Citizens from the Market? NGOs and the Representation of Interests; A.Warleigh
Legitimising EU Regulation: Procedural Accountability, Participation, or Better Consultation?; I.Bartle
PART III: CITIZENS' MOBILIZATION AND OPPORTUNITIES
Lesson Learning and the 'Civil Society of Interests'; N.Pérez-Sólorzano Borrogán
Local Mobilisation and Supranational Standards; C.F.Stychin
Local Strategies for Civic Inclusion in a European Context: The Roma in the Czech Republic; M.Castle-Kanerova & B.Jordan
PART IV: DEMOCRATIC CITIZENSHIP IN A DEMOCRATIC EUROPE?
Civic Competence and Identity in the European Polity; D.N.Chryssochoou
Between Past and Future: The Democratic Limits of EU Citizenship; R.Bellamy
Index


Authors

RICHARD BELLAMY is Professor of Political Science and Director of the School of Public Policy at University College London, UK, and Academic Director of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). His recent publications include Liberalism and Pluralism: Towards a Politics of Compromise (1999) and (as co-editor) The Cambridge History of Twentieth Century Political Thought (2003), Lineages of European Citizenship: Rights, Belonging and Participation in 11 Nation States (2004) and Citizenship and Governance in the EU, 2nd ed. (2005).

DARIO CASTIGLIONE is Senior Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Exeter, UK. His publications include many articles on the history of modern political thought, and on constitutionalism and civil society. His co-edited books compromise The Consortium in Transformation (1996), The History of Political Thought in National Context (2001), The Culture of Toleration in Diverse Societies (2002), and with Bellamy and Santoro, Lineages of European Citizenship (2004).

JO SHAW is Salvesen Chair of European Institutions at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Her teaching and research focuses on the field of the EU constitution and institutions, particularly in a socio-legal and interdisciplinary perspective, in which she has published extensively. Amongst her publications is Law of the European Union, 3rd edition (Palgrave Macmillan, 2000). She has had funding from the Economic and Social Research Council and the British Academy in particular to support her work on citizenship. She directed a project on the EU constitution between 2002 and 2004 for the Federal Trust for Education and Research in London.