© 2016

European Identity and Citizenship

Between Modernity and Postmodernity

Palgrave Macmillan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Sanja Ivic
    Pages 1-17
  3. Sanja Ivic
    Pages 65-128
  4. Sanja Ivic
    Pages 129-205
  5. Sanja Ivic
    Pages 207-258
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 259-279

About this book


This book uses a theoretical and empirical approach to explore the philosophies of European citizenship and European identity. The author applies a focused analytical framework to argue that European identity and citizenship should be perceived as postmodern categories which are multi-layered, dynamic and fluid.

The book offers a detailed review of political and legal studies which do not comprehend or explain postmodernist concepts of citizenship and identity. In the theoretical part of the book various philosophical models of citizenship and identity (from antiquity to the postmodern era) are portrayed, and the author's own theory and analytical framework is developed. The empirical part of the book discusses a variety of case studies illustrating how European Union policies apply to this framework.


European Union empiricism philosophy postmodern Hermeneutic

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of International RelationsPragueCzech Republic

About the authors

Sanja Ivic is Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of International Relations, Prague, Czech Republic, and a Research Fellow at the Institute for European Studies, Serbia. She completed her Postdoctoral research at the University of Paris 10, France. Her publications include books and articles on various subjects in the field of European studies. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title European Identity and Citizenship
  • Book Subtitle Between Modernity and Postmodernity
  • Authors Sanja Ivic
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-57784-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-84633-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-57785-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 279
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Political Philosophy
    Social Philosophy