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Citizenship and Collective Identity in Europe

1st Edition

By Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski


260 pages

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This book is the first monograph to systematically explore the relationship between citizenship and collective identity in the European Union, integrating two fields of research – citizenship and collective identity.

Karolewski argues that various types of citizenship correlate with differing collective identities and demonstrates the link between citizenship and collective identity. He constructs three generic models of citizenship including the republican, the liberal and the caesarean citizenship to which he ascribes types of collective identity. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the book integrates concepts, theories and empirical findings from sociology (in the field of citizenship research), social psychology (in the field of collective identity), legal studies (in the chapter on the European Charter of Fundamental Rights), security studies (in the chapter on the politics of insecurity) and philosophy (in the chapter on pathologies of deliberation) to examine the current trends of European citizenship and European identity politics.

This book will be of interest to students and scholars of European politics, political theory, political philosophy, sociology and social psychology.

Table of Contents

1. The Conceptual Dimension of Citizenship 2. Collective Identity and its Functions 3. The Debate on European Identity in the Functional Perspective 4. Reconceptualizing the Citizenship-Collective Identity 5. European Citizenship and European Collective Identity. Conclusions: Citizenship and Collective Identity in Europe.

About the Author

Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Potsdam, Germany. His most recent publications include, as co-editor, Nationalism and European Integration; Nationalism in Contemporary Europe and Nation and Nationalism: Political and Historical Studies.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in European Politics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics & Citizenship
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General