Postnationalism, Solidarity and European Citizenship: Recognising the Transformative Power of Immigration

  • Kostas Maronitis


The chapter aims at an intervention to the differentiation between “us” and “them”. The chapter explores the possibilities of a postnational EU and acknowledges that all policies and debates on immigration are shaped by what Pierre Bourdieu and Abdelmalek Sayad call “state thought”. In order to escape the confines of “state thought” the chapter engages with the theoretical and practical dimensions of recognition and postnational citizenship.


State thought Recognition EU citizenship Postnationalism Political participation Solidarity 


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  • Kostas Maronitis
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  1. 1.Leeds Trinity UniversityLeedsUnited Kingdom

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