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The Dilemmas of European Decision-making and the Illegitimacy of the Fiscal Compact

EU decision-making assumes agreement at two levels: the national and the European. The dilemma highlighted by the crisis is how to make collective EU decisions acceptable not just to the 28 governments and MEPs but also to each of the peoples they represent. This problem cannot be resolved by either taking problematic decisions out of the political domain or confining them to decision-making purely at the EU level.
Prof Richard Bellamy
February 2014 More...

Starts: Feb 26, 2014 12:00:00 AM

From Sick Man of Europe to Economic Superstar

New research suggests that economic policy played no essential role in the dramatic resurgence of Germany’s economy, with important lessons for Europe.
Prof Christian Dustmann et.al.
February 2014 More...

Starts: Feb 5, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Horizon 2020 Launches! What Can We Expect?

After many months of plans, news and social media chatter, the EU’s new “Horizon 2020” programme for investing €70 billion* in science and innovation from 2014-2020, has launched. The first calls are now online and UCL plans to be at the forefront of participation.
Dr Michael Galsworthy
January 2014
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Starts: Jan 7, 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.


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 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


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