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"The future of European migration rights"

Maas, Willem (2003) "The future of European migration rights". In: UNSPECIFIED, Nashville, TN. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    This is part of my PhD. dissertation, entitled "Creating European Citizens," which explains the development and implications of European Union citizenship. EU citizenship grants nationals of EU member states a set of rights (including mobility and voting rights) throughout the territory of the Union; these are rights enforceable by individuals against states of which they are not necessarily citizens. In this paper, I consider some scenarios for the future o£ EU migration rights. I advance two main arguments: first, the current Treaty rights enjoy widespread support and are unlikely to be reversed, although contestation continues to occur over their interpretation and implementation. Second, although a number of phenomena-here I consider enlargement and the push for greater harmonization between different national legal systems, touching also on potential socio-economic shocks and political opposition-pose risks for their future development. EU migration rights will likely be consolidated and even expanded over the coming decades. The dynamics by which this probable consolidation and expansion of rights occurs deserve close attention.

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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/PJC > free movement/border control
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > Third Pillar/JHA/PJC > European citizenship
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > law & legal affairs-general (includes international law)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2003 (8th), March 27-29, 2003
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2006
    Page Range: p. 13
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:43
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/6547

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