European Citizenship: National Legacies and Transnational Projects

Hardcover | October 1, 2000

EditorKlaus Eder, Berhard Giesen

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Is there a common ground on which a European citizenship can be constructed? This volume looks at four foundations of citizenship in Europe: the legacy of national identities, current designs and projects for social and political citizenship in Europe, a transitional public space as the basisof an active European Citizenship in Europe, and a transitional collective identity as a symbolic boundary marker for European citizenship. Such options raise the theoretical question of how to conceive citizenship in a transnationalizing world. Since the idea of European citizenship cannot escapethe problem of defining who is a European citizen and who is not, the theoretical problem is tackled by defining the collective bonds of European citizens beyond primordial or traditional bonds that have dominated European history.

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Is there a common ground on which a European citizenship can be constructed? This volume looks at four foundations of citizenship in Europe: the legacy of national identities, current designs and projects for social and political citizenship in Europe, a transitional public space as the basisof an active European Citizenship in Europe,...

Klaus Eder is at Humboldt-University, Berlin. Berhard Giesen is at Justus-Liebig-University.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:October 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Bernhard Giesen and Klaus Eder: Introduction: European Citizenship - an avenue for the social integration of EuropePart I National legacies of belonging: the tradition of citizenship in Europe2. Dieter Gosewinkel: Citizenship, subjecthood, nationality. Concepts of belonging in the age of modern nation-states3. Bernhard Giesen: National identity and citizenship. The cases of Germany and FrancePart II Projects for full citizenship in the Europolity4. Klaus von Beyme: Citizenship and the European Union5. Philippe C. Schmitter: The scope of citizenship in a democratized European Union: from economic to political to social and cultural?6. Wolfgang Streeck: Citizenship under regime competition: the case of the European Works CouncilsPart III Citizenship participation in a European public space7. Yasemin Soysal: Changing boundaries of participation in European Public Spheres8. Carlos Closa: Requirements of a European public sphere: civil society, self and citizenship institutionalizationPart IV Postnational projects of belonging: the question of a European identity9. M. Rainer Lepsius: Is there a cultural identity emerging in the European Union?10. Klaus Eder: Integration through culture? The paradox of the search for a European identity11. Klaus Eder and Bernhard Giesen: Conclusion: Citizenship and the making of a European society. From the political to the social integration of Europe