Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics
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European Citizenship after Brexit

Freedom of Movement and Rights of Residence

Authors: Mindus, Patricia

  • Provides the first scholarly book on the consequences of Brexit on the regulation of nationality and migration, and as an Open Access publication 
  • Explores the impact of Brexit on residence rights of EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in EU member states
  • Uses a functionalist theory of citzenship that results in concrete policy-suggestions
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This Open Access book investigates European citizenship after Brexit, in light of the functionalist theory of citizenship. No matter its shape, Brexit will impact significantly on what has been labelled as one of the major achievements of EU integration: Citizenship of the Union. For the first time an automatic and collective lapse of status is observed. It is a form of involuntary loss of citizenship en masse, imposed by the automatic workings of the law on EU citizens of exclusively British nationality. It does not however create statelessness and it is likely to be tolerated under international law. This loss of citizenship is connected to a reduction of rights, affecting not solely the former Union citizens but also second country nationals in the United Kingdom and their family members.

The status of European citizenship and connected rights are first presented. Chapter Two focuses on the legal uncertainty that afflicts second country nationals in the United Kingdom as well as British citizens, turning from expats to post-European third country nationals. Chapter Three describes the functionalist theory and delineates three ways in which it applies to Brexit. These three directions of inquiry are developed in the following chapters. Chapter Four focuses on the intension of Union citizenship: Which rights can be frozen? Chapter Five determines the extension of Union citizenship: Who gets to withdraw the status? The key finding is that while Member states are in principle free to revoke the status of Union citizen, former Member states are not unbounded in stripping Union citizens of their acquired territorial rights. Conclusions are drawn and policy-suggestions summed up in the final chapter.

About the authors

Patricia Mindus is Associate Professor of Practical Philosophy and Wallenberg Academy Research Fellow at Uppsala University, Sweden, where she directs the project CIVIS SUM on practices of rule of law and migration policy in the EU. She works on citizenship and migration law in the EU, with a political and legal theory perspective and is a leading expert on legal realism.

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mindus, Patricia

    Pages 1-5

  • The Status of European Citizenship: An Overview

    Mindus, Patricia

    Pages 7-28

  • A Sudden Loss of Rights

    Mindus, Patricia

    Pages 29-43

  • Understanding Citizenship: The Functionalist Approach

    Mindus, Patricia

    Pages 45-60

  • Can Rights Be Frozen?

    Mindus, Patricia

    Pages 61-76

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51774-2
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover $31.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51773-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
European Citizenship after Brexit
Book Subtitle
Freedom of Movement and Rights of Residence
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51774-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51774-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51773-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 123
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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