Is national citizenship still a crucial organizational factor in European politics, as a status that assigns individuals to a particular political community and endows those who qualify as ‘citizens’ with exclusive rights and obligations, or is it being undercut by an ever-more important European citizenship? This book is about change and resilience in the institution of national citizenship under pressure from European integration. It seeks to investigate how, why and to what extent the co-operation of sovereign states in the European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe (COE) affects the domestic organization of extending membership and rights to non-citizens.
KeywordsEuropean Union European Integration Immigration Policy Political Community European Union Member State
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