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Debating European Citizenship


  • This open access book covers debates about European citizenship

  • Presents a wide range of views by legal scholars, political scientists, and political practitioners

  • Organizes debates as conversations whereby authors respond to each other

Part of the book series: IMISCOE Research Series (IMIS)

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Table of contents (50 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. EU citizenship: Still a Fundamental Status?

    • Jo Shaw
    Pages 1-17Open Access
  3. Part I:

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 19-19
    2. EU-Citizens Should Have the Right to Vote in National Elections

      • Philippe Cayla, Catriona Seth
      Pages 21-22Open Access
    3. Voting Rights and Beyond…

      • Martin Wilhelm
      Pages 57-59Open Access
    4. Concluding Remarks: Righting Democratic Wrongs

      • Philippe Cayla, Catriona Seth
      Pages 85-90Open Access

About this book

This open access book raises crucial questions about the citizenship of the European Union. Is it a new citizenship beyond the nation-state although it is derived from Member State nationality? Who should get it? What rights and duties does it entail? Should EU citizens living in other Member States be able to vote there in national elections? If there are tensions between free movement and social rights, which should take priority? And should the European Court of Justice determine what European citizenship is about or the legislative institutions of the EU or national parliaments? This book collects a wide range of answers to these questions from legal scholars, political scientists, and political practitioners. It is structured as a series of three conversations in which authors respond to each other. This exchange of arguments provides unique depth to the debate.


  • European Union
  • Citizenship
  • Voting rights
  • Social rights
  • Free movement
  • Open access

Editors and Affiliations

  • European University Institute, San Domenico di Fiesole, Italy

    Rainer Bauböck

About the editor

Rainer Bauböck holds a chair in social and political theory at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute. His research interests are in normative political theory and comparative research on democratic citizenship, European integration, migration, nationalism and minority rights. Together with Jo Shaw (University of Edinburgh) and Maarten Vink (University of Maastricht), he coordinates GLOBALCIT, an online observatory on citizenship and voting rights.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)