Citizenship, identity and immigration in the European Union: between past and future (paperback edition)

Kostakopoulou, Theodora (2009) Citizenship, identity and immigration in the European Union: between past and future (paperback edition), Manchester, GB, Manchester University Press, 224pp.


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European citizenship, identity and immigration are constitutive issues facing the European polity and have important consequences for domestic political systems. There has been a great deal published about citizenship within the setting of the nation-state and comparative immigration policies, but relatively little has been written on their theorisation in a post-national, post-statist context, such as the EU, and on alternative European institutional designs.

Now available in paperback, this volume blends normative political theory with European integration, and develops an original theoretical framework for European Union citizenship, identity and immigration as well as a set of policy proposals for institutional reform. Challenging the conventionally held views in these areas, the author argues that a constructive model of European citizenship and identity is vital to the construction of a democratic, heterogeneous and inclusive European polity.


1. European identity
2. The institutional construction of European identity
3. New horizons, old constraints and the Amsterdam compromise
4. In search of a theory
5. Constructive citizenship in the European Union
6. Schengenland and its alternative
7. European identity in praxis: From the land ethic to an ethic of dwelling

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 9780719081194 (print)
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Organisations: Southampton Law School
ePrint ID: 200297
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31 December 2009Published
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2011 14:20
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 01:26
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