What does it mean to be a European citizen? The rapidly changing politics of citizenship in the face of migration, diversity, heightened concerns about security, and financial and economic crises, has left European citizenship as one of the major political and social challenges to European integration.
Enacting European Citizenship, edited by Engin Isin and Michael Saward and published by Cambridge University Press develops a distinctive perspective on European citizenship and its impact on European integration by focusing on 'acts' of European citizenship. The authors examine a broad range of cases – including those of the Roma, Sinti, Kurds, sex workers, youth and other 'minorities' or marginalised peoples – to illuminate the ways in which the institutions and practices of European citizenship can hinder as well as enable claims for justices, rights and equality.
This book draws the key themes together to explore what the limitations and possibilities of European citizenship might be.
Table of Contents
- Questions of European citizenship Engin F. Isin and Michael Saward
- Claiming European citizenship Engin F. Isin
- Acts of citizenship as methodology Rutvica Andrijasevic
- Enacting European citizenship beyond the EU: Turkish citizens and their European political practices Bahar Rumelili and Fuat Keyman
- Negotiating otherness: 'Mozaika' and sexual citizenship Kristīne Krūma and Ivars Indāns
- Acts of citizenship deprivation: ruptures between citizen and state Sandra Mantu and Elspeth Guild
- Mobility interrogating free movement: Roma acts of European citizenship Claudia Aradau, Jef Huysmans, P. G. Macioti and Vicki Squire
- Sites and the scales of the law: third-country nationals and EU Roma citizens Ayse Çağlar and Sebastian Mehling
- European citizenship revealed: sites, actors and Roma access to justice in the EU Anaïs Faure Atger
- Exceeding categories: law, bureaucracy and acts of citizenship by asylum seekers in Hungary Prem Kumar Rajaram and Zsuzsanna Arendas
- Enacting citizenship and democracy in Europe Michael Saward
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