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"Making sense of the new geography of citizenship: Fragmented citizenship in the European Union"

Wiener, Antje. (1997) "Making sense of the new geography of citizenship: Fragmented citizenship in the European Union". In: UNSPECIFIED, Seattle, Washington. (Unpublished)

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    The academic community, European institutions, as well as a number of interest groups voice concern and curiosity about the meaning of Union citizenship, its political potential, and organizational feasibility. They bring attention to the fact that this type of citizenship seems to lack crucial characteristics of modern liberal concepts of citizenship. This article proceeds in four steps. First, I recall and elaborate on the problematic definition of modern citizenship and its theoretical implications which stand in tension with the new geography of citizenship. Second, I propose a constructive approach to citizenship based on the concept of "citizenship practice." Third, I provide a summarized story of the making of Union citizenship referring to citizenship as practice in the EC/ EU since 1973. This story is based on a discursive policy analysis, which allows for a focus on the mobilization of resources toward the establishment of citizenship, Fourth, I identify borders, boundaries, and belonging as characteristic features that suggest the emergence of a new fragmented style of citizenship practice in post-modern contexts.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > Third Pillar/JHA/PJCC/AFSJ > European citizenship
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > historical development of EC (pre-1986)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1997 (5th), May 29-June 1, 1997
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2007
    Page Range: p. 33
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:23

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