Representations of European Citizenship since 1951

  • Stefanie Pukallus

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 269-281

About this book


This book is a study of the multiple meanings of European citizenship, which has been represented and publicly communicated by the European Commission in five distinctive ways – Homo Oeconomicus (1951-1972), A People's Europe (1973-1992), Europe of Transparency (1993-2004), Europe of Agorai (2005-2009) and Europe of Rights (2010-2014). The public communication of these five distinct representations of European citizenship reveal how the European Commission conceived of and attempted to facilitate the development of a Civil Europe. Ultimately this history, which is based upon an analysis of public communication policy papers and interviews with senior European Commission officials past and present, tells a story about changing identities and about who we as Europeans might actually be and what kind of Europe we might actually belong to.


Public communication European commission European integration history Homo Oeconomicus A People's Europe Europe of Transparency Europe of Agorai Europe of Rights Civil Europe

Authors and affiliations

  • Stefanie Pukallus
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SheffieldSheffieldUnited Kingdom

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