The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

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.

Record type: Book


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

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Published date: 31 December 2009
Organisations: Southampton Law School


Local EPrints ID: 200297
ISBN: 9780719081194
PURE UUID: 5f163a6e-40e8-4a2c-80ad-427c24acca65

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 19 Oct 2011 14:20
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:14

Export record


Author: Theodora Kostakopoulou

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton:

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.