Cover of Debating European Citizenship
Category: IMISCOE Research Series
Publisher: Springer
Library: IMISCOE Research Series
Year: 2019
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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.


  1. EU citizenship: Still a Fundamental Status? 
    Shaw, Jo
    Pages 1-17

  2. EU-Citizens Should Have the Right to Vote in National Elections
    Cayla, Philippe (et al.)
    Pages 21-22

  3. EU Citizens Should Have Voting Rights in National Elections, But in Which Country?
    Bauböck, Rainer
    Pages 23-26

  4. A European or a National Solution to the Democratic Deficit?
    Brun, Alain
    Pages 27-29

  5. EU Accession to the ECHR Requires Ensuring the Franchise for EU Citizens in National Elections
    Duff, Andrew
    Pages 31-32

  6. How to Enfranchise Second Country Nationals? Test the Options for Best Fit, Easiest Adoption and Lowest Costs
    Owen, David
    Pages 33-36 

  7. What’s in a People? Social Facts, Individual Choice, and the European Union
    Kochenov, Dimitry
    Pages 37-41

  8. Testing the Bonds of Solidarity in Europe’s Common Citizenship Area
    Shaw, Jo
    Pages 43-46

  9. ‘An Ever Closer Union Among the Peoples of Europe’: Union Citizenship, Democracy, Rights and the Enfranchisement of Second Country Nationals
    Bellamy, Richard
    Pages 47-50

  10. Five Pragmatic Reasons for a Dialogue with and Between Member States on Free Movement and Voting Rights
    Groenendijk, Kees
    Pages 51-53

  11. Don’t Start with Europeans First. An Initiative for Extending Voting Rights Should also Promote Access to Citizenship for Third Country Nationals
    Swoboda, Hannes
    Pages 55-56

  12. Voting Rights and Beyond…
    Wilhelm, Martin
    Pages 57-59

  13. One Cannot Promote Free Movement of EU Citizens and Restrict Their Political Participation
    Kostakopoulou, Dora
    Pages 61-67

  14. Second Country EU Citizens Voting in National Elections Is an Important Step, but Other Steps Should Be Taken First 
    Rodríguez, Ángel
    Pages 69-72 

  15. A More Comprehensive Reform Is Needed to Ensure That Mobile Citizens Can Vote
    Collard, Sue
    Pages 73-76

  16. Incremental Changes Are not Enough – Voting Rights Are a Matter of Democratic Principle         
    Venables, Tony
    Pages 77-79 

  17. Mobile Union Citizens Should Have Portable Voting Rights Within the EU 
    Barbulescu, Roxana
    Pages 81-84
  18. Concluding Remarks: Righting Democratic WrongCayla, Philippe (et al.)
    Pages 85-90

  19. Freedom of Movement Needs to Be Defended as the Core of EU Citizenship
    De Witte, Floris
    Pages 93-99

  20. The Failure of Union Citizenship Beyond the Single Market
    Thym, Daniel
    Pages 101-106

  21. State Citizenship, EU Citizenship and Freedom of Movement
    Bellamy, Richard
    Pages 107-112

  22. Free Movement as a Means of Subject-Formation: Defending a More Relational Approach to EU Citizenship
    Neuvonen, Päivi Johanna
    Pages 113-115

  23. Free Movement Emancipates, but What Freedom Is This?
    Paskalev, Vesco
    Pages 117-120

  24. Free Movement and EU Citizenship from the Perspective of Intra-European Mobility
    Koikkalainen, Saara
    Pages 121-124

  25. The New Cleavage Between Mobile and Immobile Europeans
    Bauböck, Rainer
    Pages 125-127

  26. Whose Freedom of Movement Is Worth Defending?
    Fine, Sarah
    Pages 129-132

  27. The Court and the Legislators: Who Should Define the Scope of Free Movement in the EU?
    van den Brink, Martijn
    Pages 133-138

  28. Reading Too Much and Too Little into the Matter? Latent Limits and Potentials of EU Freedom of Movement
    Sardelić, Julija
    Pages 139-143

  29. What to Say to Those Who Stay? Free Movement is a Human Right of Universal Value
    Oberman, Kieran
    Pages 145-148

  30. Union Citizenship for UK Citizens
    Morgan, Glyn
    Pages 149-151

  31. UK Citizens as Former EU Citizens: Predicament and Remedies
    Ziegler, Reuven (Ruvi)
    Pages 153-161

  32. ‘Migrants’, ‘Mobile Citizens’ and the Borders of Exclusion in the European Union
    Ruhs, Martin
    Pages 163-168

  33. EU Citizenship, Free Movement and Emancipation: A Rejoinder
    Witte, Floris
    Pages 169-178

  34. EU Citizenship Needs a Stronger Social Dimension and Soft Duties
    Ferrera, Maurizio
    Pages 181-198

  35. Liberal Citizenship Is Duty-Free
    Joppke, Christian
    Pages 199-203

  36. Building Social Europe Requires Challenging the Judicialisation of Citizenship
    Schmidt, Susanne K.
    Pages 205-209

  37. EU Citizenship Should Speak Both to the Mobile and the Non-Mobile European
    Vandenbroucke, Frank
    Pages 211-217

  38. The Impact and Political Accountability of EU Citizenship
    Sindbjerg Martinsen, Dorte
    Pages 219-221

  39. ‘Feed them First, Then Ask Virtue of Them’: Broadening and Deepening Freedom of Movement
    Sangiovanni, Andrea
    Pages 223-229

  40. EU Citizenship, Duties and Social Rights
    Seeleib-Kaiser, Martin
    Pages 231-234

  41. Why Compensating the ‘Stayers’ for the Costs of Mobility Is the Wrong Way to Go
    Hermann, Julia
    Pages 235-238

  42. Balancing the Rights of European Citizenship with Duties Towards National Citizens: An Inter-National Perspective
    Bellamy, Richard
    Pages 239-244

  43. Grab the Horns of the Dilemma and Ride the Bull
    Bauböck, Rainer
    Pages 245-256

  44. Why Adding Duties to European Citizenship Is Likely to Increase the Gap Between Europhiles and Eurosceptics
    Kuhn, Theresa
    Pages 257-260

  45. Enhancing the Visibility of Social Europe: A Practical Agenda for ‘The Last Mile’
    Madama, Ilaria
    Pages 261-266

  46. Towards a ‘Holding Environment’ for Europe’s (Diverse) Social Citizenship Regimes
    Hemerijck, Anton
    Pages 267-277 


  • This open access book covers debates about European citizenship
  • Presents a wide range of views by legal scholars, political scientists, and political practitioners
  • Organizes debates as conversations whereby authors respond to each other



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