European Citizenship 1951–2014: An Uninterrupted European Civil Narrative
  • Stefanie Pukallus


To summarise, the uninterrupted European civil narrative the European Commission tells through the five representations of European citizenship is significant in three ways: first, it sheds light on the limited diversity of meanings attached to European civil identity; second, it testifies to the European Commission’s continuous and persistent attempts to facilitate the emergence of a European civil society through the public communication of European citizenship. In short, the stimulation of what I call a Civil Europe. Third, the European civil narrative shows that European citizens have their own place in the European integration process and that we can tell stories about their belonging.


Public Communication Maastricht Treaty European Citizen Constitutional Treaty Homo Oeconomicus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefanie Pukallus
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  1. 1.University of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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