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A Question of Trust

The age-old question of what holds our societies together re-emerges periodically, particularly in times of crisis. In a world ever more globalised and virtual, the answer is often cast in terms of "trust", with its pivotal role as regularly called upon as its health called into question. How has trust risen to this centrality, and is it all as straightforward as it seems?
Dr Uta Staiger
13 August 2014
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Starts: Aug 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM

"A bad day for Europe"?

Juncker’s nomination was not a sudden, not an unexpected and not even a distinct event. Neither does it spell an end to the European Council’s dominance in constitutional politics or make EU reform less likely.
Dr Christine Reh
2 July 2014
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Starts: Jul 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM

When anger masks apathy

As a closer look at the European Parliament Elections in Central and Eastern Europe suggests, it may be non-voting, rather than populist protest voting, which could prove the real long-term threat to sustainability of the EU’s troubled democratic institutions.
Dr Sean Hanley
2 June 2014 More...

Starts: Jun 2, 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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