© 2004

Lineages of European Citizenship

Rights, Belonging and Participation in Eleven Nation-States

  • Richard Bellamy
  • Dario Castiglione
  • Emilio Santoro

About this book


Lineages of European Citizenship provides an historical analysis of the development of citizenship from the nineteenth to the Twentieth-century in Europe and the USA. The contributors focus on the role played by internal struggles for social and political inclusion in shaping the character of both the state and citizenship, and the deployment of two main political languages, loosely associated with liberalism and republicanism, in legitimizing citizens' claims.


Britain democracy desegregation Europe France participation

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard Bellamy
    • 1
  • Dario Castiglione
    • 1
  • Emilio Santoro
    • 2
  1. 1.University of EssexUK
  2. 2.University of FlorenceItaly

About the editors

LUCA BACCELLI Associate Professor of Legal Philosophy, University of Pisa, Italy BRUNELLA CASALINI Associate Professor, Faculty of Political Science, University of Florence, Italy CARLOS CLOSA Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Zaragoza, Spain PIETRO COSTA Professor of the History of Law, University of Florence, Italy JOSE HARRIS Professor of Modern History, University of Oxford, UK CÉCILE LABORDE Lecturer in Political Theory, University College London, UK ULRICH K. PREUß Professor of Law and Politics, Free University Bremen, Germany RUI RAMOS Research Fellow, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal BIRTE SIIM Associate Professor, University of Aalborg, Denmark HEGE SKJEIE Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, Norway SIEP STUURMAN Jean Monnet Chair of European History, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Bibliographic information


'The general introduction, written by co-editor Richard Bellamy, raises a very inspiring framework for citizenship studies.' - Political Studies Review

'This volume is extremely valuable. It is essential reading for scholars interested in two different but at the same time interrelated processes of the development of national and common European citizenship.' - West European Politics

'This critical and comparative study is a useful basis for further research on citizenship and Europeanization.' - British Journal of Sociology

'The principal value of the current volume is in some extremely penetrating accounts of national traditions, to our understanding of which it makes valuable contributions.' - English Historical Review