This open access book raises crucial questions about the citizenship of the European Union. Is it a new citizenship beyond the nation-state although it is derived from Member State nationality? Who should get it? What rights and duties does it entail? Should EU citizens living in other Member States be able to vote there in national elections? If there are tensions between free movement and social rights, which should take priority? And should the European Court of Justice determine what European citizenship is about or the legislative institutions of the EU or national parliaments? This book collects a wide range of answers to these questions from legal scholars, political scientists, and political practitioners. It is structured as a series of three conversations in which authors respond to each other. This exchange of arguments provides unique depth to the debate.
EU citizenship: Still a Fundamental Status?
EU-Citizens Should Have the Right to Vote in National Elections
Cayla, Philippe (et al.)
EU Citizens Should Have Voting Rights in National Elections, But in Which Country?
A European or a National Solution to the Democratic Deficit?
EU Accession to the ECHR Requires Ensuring the Franchise for EU Citizens in National Elections
How to Enfranchise Second Country Nationals? Test the Options for Best Fit, Easiest Adoption and Lowest Costs
What’s in a People? Social Facts, Individual Choice, and the European Union
Testing the Bonds of Solidarity in Europe’s Common Citizenship Area
‘An Ever Closer Union Among the Peoples of Europe’: Union Citizenship, Democracy, Rights and the Enfranchisement of Second Country Nationals
Five Pragmatic Reasons for a Dialogue with and Between Member States on Free Movement and Voting Rights
Don’t Start with Europeans First. An Initiative for Extending Voting Rights Should also Promote Access to Citizenship for Third Country Nationals
Voting Rights and Beyond…
One Cannot Promote Free Movement of EU Citizens and Restrict Their Political Participation
Second Country EU Citizens Voting in National Elections Is an Important Step, but Other Steps Should Be Taken First
A More Comprehensive Reform Is Needed to Ensure That Mobile Citizens Can Vote
Incremental Changes Are not Enough – Voting Rights Are a Matter of Democratic Principle
Mobile Union Citizens Should Have Portable Voting Rights Within the EU
Concluding Remarks: Righting Democratic Wrongs
Cayla, Philippe (et al.)
Freedom of Movement Needs to Be Defended as the Core of EU Citizenship
De Witte, Floris
The Failure of Union Citizenship Beyond the Single Market
State Citizenship, EU Citizenship and Freedom of Movement
Free Movement as a Means of Subject-Formation: Defending a More Relational Approach to EU Citizenship
Neuvonen, Päivi Johanna
Free Movement Emancipates, but What Freedom Is This?
Free Movement and EU Citizenship from the Perspective of Intra-European Mobility
The New Cleavage Between Mobile and Immobile Europeans
Whose Freedom of Movement Is Worth Defending?
The Court and the Legislators: Who Should Define the Scope of Free Movement in the EU?
van den Brink, Martijn
Reading Too Much and Too Little into the Matter? Latent Limits and Potentials of EU Freedom of Movement
What to Say to Those Who Stay? Free Movement is a Human Right of Universal Value
Union Citizenship for UK Citizens
UK Citizens as Former EU Citizens: Predicament and Remedies
Ziegler, Reuven (Ruvi)
‘Migrants’, ‘Mobile Citizens’ and the Borders of Exclusion in the European Union
EU Citizenship, Free Movement and Emancipation: A Rejoinder
EU Citizenship Needs a Stronger Social Dimension and Soft Duties
Liberal Citizenship Is Duty-Free
Building Social Europe Requires Challenging the Judicialisation of Citizenship
Schmidt, Susanne K.
EU Citizenship Should Speak Both to the Mobile and the Non-Mobile European
The Impact and Political Accountability of EU Citizenship
Sindbjerg Martinsen, Dorte
‘Feed them First, Then Ask Virtue of Them’: Broadening and Deepening Freedom of Movement
EU Citizenship, Duties and Social Rights
Why Compensating the ‘Stayers’ for the Costs of Mobility Is the Wrong Way to Go
Balancing the Rights of European Citizenship with Duties Towards National Citizens: An Inter-National Perspective
Grab the Horns of the Dilemma and Ride the Bull
Why Adding Duties to European Citizenship Is Likely to Increase the Gap Between Europhiles and Eurosceptics
Enhancing the Visibility of Social Europe: A Practical Agenda for ‘The Last Mile’
Towards a ‘Holding Environment’ for Europe’s (Diverse) Social Citizenship Regimes
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