Author: Richard Bellamy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2005-04-28
Genre: Political Science
European citizenship has been a key issue since the Treaty of Maastricht. Both governmental and non-governmental actors have seen the extension of the citizenship provisions as an important part of the drive to democratize the EU. Recent years have seen some important institutional and political developments. The Treaty of Amsterdam clarified the formal allocation of citizenship rights, emphasising the complementary nature of EU citizenship with respect to member state nationality. It also made significant changes to European citizenship as an institutionalized practice, and incorporated the Schengen agreements on freedom of movement. European citizenship has attracted the attention of both EU and citizenship scholars. However, these groups frequently talk past each other. This book is the first to address both groups. Contributions by experts across several disciplines link citizenship not only to the Treaty provisions but also to the emerging patterns of governance in, and the policy regimes of, the EU. Normative and empirical analysis is combined to reveal the political, legal, economic and social dimensions of this new status, charting its development through the practices of both the EU institutions and its holders, EU citizens themselves. The authors argue that EU citizenship is about far more than the rights member state nationals are granted by the Treaty. It is also steeped in the policies and institutions of the Union itself and in particular their ability to engage the general public.
Author: R. Bellamy
Release Date: 2006-04-03
Genre: Social Science
Making European Citizens examines the forms of transnational citizenship developing in Europe. Active citizenship involves more than simply voting. Achieving mobilization at a transnational level may involve new democratic techniques and skills. The volume explores how far European citizens have acquired the requisite methods and qualities.
This book is the first monograph to systematically explore the relationship between citizenship and collective identity in the European Union, integrating two fields of research – citizenship and collective identity. Karolewski argues that various types of citizenship correlate with differing collective identities and demonstrates the link between citizenship and collective identity. He constructs three generic models of citizenship including the republican, the liberal and the caesarean citizenship to which he ascribes types of collective identity. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the book integrates concepts, theories and empirical findings from sociology (in the field of citizenship research), social psychology (in the field of collective identity), legal studies (in the chapter on the European Charter of Fundamental Rights), security studies (in the chapter on the politics of insecurity) and philosophy (in the chapter on pathologies of deliberation) to examine the current trends of European citizenship and European identity politics. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of European politics, political theory, political philosophy, sociology and social psychology.
This book explores the work of the European Ombudsman and her or his contribution to holding the EU institutions, bodies, offices and agencies to account, through examination of complaints on maladministration, own-initiative inquiries and other proactive efforts. It considers the Ombudsman’s current institutional and constitutional position and her or his ‘method’ of dealing with complaints, and unravels the depth of subject matters that fall under the Ombudsman’s remit. A separate chapter focuses on transparency and access to documents. The last part of the book critically reflects upon the present mandate and practice of the Ombudsman, and discusses a number of possible proposals for improvement. This work has interdisciplinary appeal and will engage scholars in law, political science and public administration, as well as EU and national policy-makers.
Author: Paul Craig
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2011-02-17
The European Union has undergone major changes in the last decade, including Treaty reform, and a significant expansion of activity in foreign and security policy, and justice and home affairs. In the first edition of this influential textbook, a team of leading lawyers and political scientists reflected upon the important developments in their chosen area over the time since the EC was formed. This new edition continues this analysis ten years on. Taking into account the social and political background, and without losing sight of the changes that came before, in each chapter the contributors analyze the principle themes and assess the legal and political forces that have shaped its development. Each author addresses a specific topic, event, or theme, from the European Court of Justice to Treaty reform; the enlargement of the EU to administrative law; the effect of EU law on culture to climate change. Together the chapters tell the story of the rapid development of EU law - its past, present, and future.
Author: T. Cockburn
Release Date: 2012-11-16
Genre: Political Science
This book explores the relationship between children and citizenship, analyzing international perspectives on citizenship and human rights and developing new methods for facilitating the recognition of children as participating agents within society.
Recent claims that civic republicanism can better address contemporary political problems than either liberalism or communitarianism are generating an intense debate. This is a sharp insight into this debate, confronting normative theory with historical and comparative analysis. It examines whether republican theory can address contemporary political problems in ways that are both valuable and significantly different in practice from liberalism. These expert authors offer contrasting perspectives on issues raised by the contemporary revival of republicanism and adopt a variety of methodological approaches to address the practical implications of republican thought within a coherent thematic framework. This book also *clarifies core themes and contested areas of republican thought, especially the notion of liberty, the specific political institutions needed to realize it, and the nature of solidarity among citizens. * shows how republicanism continued to influence the development of liberal thought in nineteenth century Britain * examines the development of alternative republican discourses, including the established political practice and ideology of the French republican tradition * applies republican perspectives to contemporary political concerns such as the creation of social trust and the expansion of public accountability * explores the implications of republican theory for policy areas including houses, education and marriage in diverse multicultural societies This book will be of great interest to researchers and students studying republicanism in political science history, social policy and education. In addition, it is a valuable resource for those concerned with citizenship, democratic theory, multiculturalism, nationalism and patriotism, and politics beyond the nation-state.
Author: Matthias Freise
Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Company
Release Date: 2008
This anthology contributes to the ongoing discussion of how and to what extent civil society might provide avenues for the further integration of Europe and for the deepening of European democracy. Its aim is to break the barriers between the traditional division of labour of European governance and national-regional-local oriented social and political research. The authors also place emphasis on the integration of empirical and normative concepts related to the European civil society discourses.
Political Questions is a collection of original contributions from a distinguished score of the world's most prominent and influential political philosophers. They deal with questions such as what drew them towards the area; how they view their own contribution to the field; and what the future of political philosophy looks like.
Author: Michael Johns
Publisher: Lexington Books
Release Date: 2014-02-27
Genre: Political Science
In The New Minorities of Europe: Social Cohesion in the European Union, Michael Johns looks to intra-EU migration as a way to analyze our understanding issues such as minorities, free movement, and rights. Tracing the development of free movement in the EU and the increasing challenges migrants face across Europe, this book stresses the potential threats facing the EU if the issues surrounding intra-EU migration are not addressed.
Author: G.Shannon, R.Horgan, G.Keehan, C.Daly
Publisher: Council of Europe
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Political Science
La Convention européenne en matière d'adoption des enfants (révisée) (CEAER) a été introduite par le Conseil de l'Europe en 2008 afin d'instituer un cadre moderne dans ce domaine. Elle représente un consensus international sur ce qui constitue une procédure acceptable d'adoption des enfants, en tenant compte des différents points de vue, de la diversité juridique et du patrimoine commun des Etats membres. Cet ouvrage offre une analyse et un commentaire approfondis de chacun des 30 articles de la convention révisée. Cette étude exhaustive révèle les changements et évolutions intervenus depuis l'élaboration de la Convention de 1967 en matière d'adoption des enfants. C'est une source unique et détaillée d'informations pour les juges, les travailleurs sociaux, les parlementaires et les praticiens de l'adoption sur tous les aspects de la CEAER. Ce texte clair et incisif est divisé en trois parties, débutant par une vue d'ensemble de la convention, suivie d'un examen des principes généraux et s'achevant par les clauses finales.
Author: Jelena Dzankic
Release Date: 2017-10-02
Genre: Political Science
This book looks at how Europeanisation affects the link between citizenship and governance in and across the new states of South East Europe. Contributors unpack the intimate relationship between the European Union, national governments, and citizens through a tripartite model that captures the uneven and diversified effects of Europeanisation on the governance of citizenship-related policy areas. Reflecting on the meaning of governance in different contexts, this book invites the readers to reconsider the terms and concepts that are commonly used for studying the consolidation of new states. By doing so, it directs attention to the transformative power of European integration not only on modes of governance but also on practices and experiences of citizenship. Individual chapters are ‘paired’ to examine three policy areas that are to a different degree affected by the requirements of European Union accession. Combining analysis of policy frameworks with assessment of their impact, the contributors highlight that the impact of Europeanisation can be located on a continuum stretching from ‘strongest’ in matters regarding justice and home affairs, to ‘moderate’ in general issues of social policy, to ‘weakest’ in transforming citizenship through education policies. This book was originally published as a special issue of European Politics and Society.