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A Citizens' Europe

A Citizens' Europe
In Search of a New Order

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April 1995 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The Treaty on European Union (Maastricht Treaty) of 1992 for the first time introduced the concept of citizenship of the European Union. While few new rights were attached to the concept its importance lies in its symbolic value and its potential in opening up the future development of a European citizenship.

This authoritative study of European citizenship and its legal and political context illuminates the notion of a citizens' Europe. Experts examine: the political and legal nature of the European Union; the political integration process; the principle of subsidiarity; the concepts of equality and citizenship; citizenship rights including electoral and other political rights as well as social rights; the status of third-country nationals; and the remedies and means of redress available to European citizens and residents.

Karlheinz Neunreither
Citizens and the Exercise of Power in the European Union
Towards a New Social Contract?

Teija Tiilikainen
The Problem of Democracy in the European Union
Nanette A Neuwahl
A Europe Close to the Citizen? The 'Trinity Concepts' of Subsidiarity, Transparency and Democracy
Hans Ulrich Jessurun d'Oliveira
Union Citizenship
Pie in the Sky?

Andrew Evans
Union Citizenship and the Equality Principle
Erik Lundberg
Political Freedoms in the European Union
Allan Rosas
Union Citizenship and National Elections
Siofra O'Leary
The Social Dimension of Community Citizenship
Kay Hailbronner
Third-Country Nationals and EC Law
Epaminondas A Marias
Mechanisms of Protection of Union Citizens' Rights

`An informative and authoritative study' - International Review of Administrative Sciences

`For a range of views on what Europe's constitutional development, present and furture, might mean for the Union's individual citizens, readers should turn to A Citizens' Europe' - Government and Opposition

`The 1992 Maastricht Treaty included a major step in the evolution of the notion of citizenship in the EU. Few express rights sprung into existence. Yet, this treatment addresses the symbolic value of this facet of European integration. The ten individually authored chapters thus cover the legal and political implications for the EU's evolution.... Readers and authors seeking an approach to citizenship as an important feature of organizational integration should consider this work - one of the few publications addressing this critical adjunct of EU development. It is well-edited and documented' - American Society of International Law, Interest Group on the UN Decade of International Law Newsletter

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ISBN: 9780803975613