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Enacting European Citizenship

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Engin F. Isin, Michael Saward, Rutvica Andrijasevic, Bahar Rumelili, Fuat Keyman, Kristīne Krūma, Ivars Indāns, Sandra Mantu, Elspeth Guild, Claudia Aradau, Jef Huysmans, P. G. Macioti, Vicki Squire, Ayse Çağlar, Sebastian Mehling, Anaïs Faure Atger, Prem Kumar Rajaram, Zsuzsanna Arendas
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  • Date Published: December 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316502853

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  • What does it mean to be a European citizen? The rapidly changing politics of citizenship in the face of migration, diversity, heightened concerns about security and financial and economic crises, has left European citizenship as one of the major political and social challenges to European integration. 'Enacting European Citizenship' develops a distinctive perspective on European citizenship and its impact on European integration by focusing on 'acts' of European citizenship. The authors examine a broad range of cases – including those of the Roma, Sinti, Kurds, sex workers, youth and other 'minorities' or marginalised peoples – to illuminate the ways in which the institutions and practices of European citizenship can hinder as well as enable claims for justice, rights and equality. This book draws the key themes together to explore what the limitations and possibilities of European citizenship might be.

    • Gives a fresh perspective of the difficulties in attaining European citizenship rights, by focusing on cases where people's European citizenship is precarious and contested
    • Develops a methodology to investigate the nature of 'acts' of citizenship
    • Includes an assessment of the role of the European Court of Justice, and other key European institutions, in dealing with legal as well as political claims to citizenship
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    "The 'acts of citizenship' approach to studying citizenship in Europe in its widest context offers important insights at the levels of theory, methodology and empirical detail. Trans-disciplinary in their essence, the key outputs of Enacting European Citizenship have added substantially to thinking about citizenship in ways that must be engaged with by social scientists, legal scholars and students of many other disciplines such as cultural studies and geography." - Jo Shaw, Salvesen Chair of European Institutions and Dean of Research of the College of Humanities and Social Science, Edinburgh Law School

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316502853
    • length: 252 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Questions of European citizenship Engin F. Isin and Michael Saward
    2. Claiming European citizenship Engin F. Isin
    3. Acts of citizenship as methodology Rutvica Andrijasevic
    4. Enacting European citizenship beyond the EU: Turkish citizens and their European political practices Bahar Rumelili and Fuat Keyman
    5. Negotiating otherness: 'Mozaika' and sexual citizenship Kristīne Krūma and Ivars Indāns
    6. Acts of citizenship deprivation: ruptures between citizen and state Sandra Mantu and Elspeth Guild
    7. Mobility interrogating free movement: Roma acts of European citizenship Claudia Aradau, Jef Huysmans, P. G. Macioti and Vicki Squire
    8. Sites and the scales of the law: third-country nationals and EU Roma citizens Ayse Çağlar and Sebastian Mehling
    9. European citizenship revealed: sites, actors and Roma access to justice in the EU Anaïs Faure Atger
    10. Exceeding categories: law, bureaucracy and acts of citizenship by asylum seekers in Hungary Prem Kumar Rajaram and Zsuzsanna Arendas
    11. Enacting citizenship and democracy in Europe Michael Saward.

  • Editors

    Engin F. Isin, The Open University, Milton Keynes
    Engin F. Isin is a Professor of Politics and International Studies at the Open University. He has published widely on the politics of citizenship, including Cities without Citizens (1992), Being Political (2002) and Citizens without Frontiers (2012).

    Michael Saward, University of Warwick
    Michael Saward is a Professor of Politics at the University of Warwick. He has published widely on democratic theory, including The Representative Claim (2010), Democracy (2003) and the edited volume Democratic Innovation (2000).


    Engin F. Isin, Michael Saward, Rutvica Andrijasevic, Bahar Rumelili, Fuat Keyman, Kristīne Krūma, Ivars Indāns, Sandra Mantu, Elspeth Guild, Claudia Aradau, Jef Huysmans, P. G. Macioti, Vicki Squire, Ayse Çağlar, Sebastian Mehling, Anaïs Faure Atger, Prem Kumar Rajaram, Zsuzsanna Arendas

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