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European Citizenship Practice : Building Institutions Of A Non-state - Antje Wiener

European Citizenship Practice

Building Institutions Of A Non-state

Paperback Published: 5th March 1999
ISBN: 9780813336893
Number Of Pages: 355

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Although great efforts have been made to understand citizenship, it has remained a contested concept, largely because of the problem of the changing relationship between citizens and their community of membership or belonging. The European Union poses the most recent and dramatic change to this definition of citizenship. Arguing that citizenship must be explored from a perspective that takes this continual change into account, Antje Wiener develops the concept of citizenship practice--the process of policymaking and/or political participation which contributes to creating the terms of citizenship. The approach draws on both comparative social-historical literature on the state and the new historical institutionalism in European integration theories. ""European" Citizenship Practice" advances a discursive analysis of citizenship practice based on these related bodies of literature, which lie at the heart of this important contribution to citizenship studies.

* Introduction: Citizenship Policy in a Non-state? * Citizenship Practice: Rights, Access, Belonging * Policy Analysis: A Focus on Institutions * Paris: Agenda Setting Toward Political Union * Fontainebleau: Market Making and Union Building * Maastricht: Union Building and Democratic Legitimacy * Conclusion: Parameters of a New Geography of Citizenship

ISBN: 9780813336893
ISBN-10: 0813336899
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 355
Published: 5th March 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1