Welcome to the UCL European Institute, UCL's hub for research, collaboration and information on Europe and the European Union.

Contact us

16 Taviton St
London
WC1H 0BW
+44 (0) 207 679 8737
european.institute@ucl.ac.uk

How to find us >>

trans32.pngtrans32.pngtrans32.pngtrans32.png

COMMENTS 

From Indyref to Indignados: how passions and politics mix

As Scotland heads to the polls, this piece discusses the extent to which emotions have arrived at the heart of contemporary politics – yet we still hesitate to admit it. Emotions can neither be banished nor ignored when we discuss what constitutes political communities, how political decisions should be made and political action springs into being. Yet to embrace the rise of emotional politics without acknowledging how intimately it is and should be entangled with reason equally risks undermining just political action.
Dr Uta Staiger
18 September 2014
More...

Starts: Sep 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM

10 things you need to know about what will happen if Scotland votes yes

As the Scottish independence referendum draws closer the outcome is hard to predict. Both Westminster politicians and the wider public are asking what – in practical terms – would happen if the Scots were to vote Yes. Robert Hazell offers a 10-point overview of what the road to independence might look like.
Professor Robert Hazell
9 September 2014
More...

Starts: Sep 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM

The truth is, Scandinavia is neither heaven nor hell

The Nordic countries have received exceptionally good press in the UK - at least until earlier this year, when British travel writer and resident of Denmark, Michael Booth, claimed to dispel the of Scandinavia as the perfect place to live. Many are now confused. Is everything we believed about the social ideals of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland a lie? Well, not entirely but we’re not all drunk serial killers either.
Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen
19 August 2014 More...

Starts: Sep 8, 2014 12:00:00 AM

New Publication: EU Citizenship and the Market

Publication date: Nov 14, 2011 10:19:52 AM

Start: Dec 22, 2011 12:00:00 AM
End: Jan 3, 2012 12:00:00 AM

With contributions by Rainer Bauböck, Richard Bellamy, Christian Joppke, Dora Kostakopoulou, Dimitry Kochenov, madeleine kennedy-macfoy, Jonathan Scheele, Uta Staiger.


Download the full publication


 EU Citizenship and the Market
EUCZ.jpg The bulk of rights that come with EU citizenship are still related to the internal market. Are Union citizens therefore defined above all as consumers, workers or producers, rather than as politically empowered citizens? Is the increasing expansion of this “market citizenship” through ECJ rulings even undermining social solidarity? Or could these rights, which allow European citizens to move to and settle in another Member States, lead them to identify more closely with their fellow Europeans?

28 pages, A4

This publication is the outcome of a year-long project, run by the UCL European Institute in cooperation with the European Commission Representation in London on “EU Citizenship and the Market: Rights and Identities in London’s European Communities”. The project sought to learn, convey and discuss information about the ways European citizens exercise their market-related rights when they move to, or do business with, another Member State. In particular, it aimed to understand if and how this experience affects their sense of identity and solidarity. The project involved two focus groups (in February and March 2011) composed of randomly selected EU nationals resident in London.

The project closed with a final conference (in June 2011) where its findings were presented and leading academics debated the nature and future prospects of Union citizenship before members of the public, including some of the focus group participants. This booklet comprises versions of all but two of the presentations from the conference.


Table of Contents


1 AN INTRODUCTORY NOTE: EU CITIZENSHIP AND THE MARKET
Jonathan Scheele

2 INTRODUCTION: THE IDENTITIES AND RIGHTS OF EUROPEAN CITIZENS
Richard Bellamy

6 THREE CITIZENSHIP REGIMES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
Rainer Bauböck

11 NEW EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP: A MOVE BEYOND THE MARKET BIAS
Dimitry Kochenov

16 ON EUROPEAN IDENTITY
Dora Kostakopoulou

19 EU CITIZENSHIP AND IDENTITY: SOCIOLOGICAL AND LEGAL-INSTITUTIONAL VIEWS
Christian Joppke

21 EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP THROUGH A GENDER LENS?
madeleine kennedy-macfoy

23 EU CITIZENSHIP AND CULTURE
Uta Staiger

26 FOCUS GROUPS I & II – SUMMARY NOTES
29 NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS


For further publications, please see here.