Citizen Freedom and Security Policies

  • Simon Hix
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Part of the The European Union Series book series (EUS)

Abstract

A main aim of the modern state is to grant and protect citizens’ rights and freedoms. In a similar way, the Amsterdam Treaty commits the EU to ‘maintain and develop an area of freedom, security and justice’. This chapter seeks to analyse and explain how far the EU has been able to establish European-wide citizenship rights, yet protect existing rights and freedoms as the borders between the member states are being removed. To help in this task we shall first look at general theories of the relationship between citizenship and the state.

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© Simon Hix 1999

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