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Education for Citizenship in Europe

European Policies, National Adaptations and Young People’s Attitudes


Part of the Education, Economy and Society book series (EDECSO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Avril Keating
    Pages 1-17
  3. Avril Keating
    Pages 18-41
  4. Avril Keating
    Pages 119-142
  5. Avril Keating
    Pages 169-184
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 185-233

About this book


This book examines the evolving relationship between the nation-state, citizenship and the education of citizens, exploring the impact European integration had on national policies towards educating its citizens and citizenship.


desegregation education education policy Europe European integration Integration Nation Policy socialisation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of EducationUniversity of LondonUK

About the authors

Avril Keating is Senior Lecturer in Comparative Social Science at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK.

Bibliographic information


“Aril Keating’s Education for Citizenship in Europe is a very well-organised book, concisely written yet with detailed analysis. While on one level a specialist read, it is sufficiently rooted in contemporary debates about citizenship to appeal to a wider audience. The book is primarily focused on European policies to promote citizenship education but as becomes clear these are at times difficult to disentangle from national contexts.” (Chris Gifford, Citizenship Studies, December, 2015)

"A close reading of Keating's text provides more detailed discussion than space affords in this review, but for all educators with an interest in CE in Europe, this scholarly work will be an important resource." - Research in International & Comparative Education