A question of impact – EU citizenship without citizens?

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The concept of citizenship is highly contested. There has always been considerable debate, not only on the European level but also within nations, on what citizenship means and the rights and duties it entails. A vast literature exists dealing with those questions. Most studies on citizenship, however, are to a large extent theory-driven and concentrate on the difference between national and post-national citizenship, the lack of a common identity and the question of whether a demos is needed in order to secure support for an entity that has only a limited statehood. Few look at the actual implementation of the citizenship concept and the practical implications it has on the individual level. This paper tries to fill this gap by analysing the question ‘Does the existence of an EU citizenship make a real difference to the lives of the citizens of the European Union?’
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-27
JournalOpen Citizenship
Volume1
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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A question of impact – EU citizenship without citizens? / Sierp, Aline.

In: Open Citizenship, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2010, p. 6-27.

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