European Citizenship and Identity Outside of the European Union: Europe Outside Europe?, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

European Citizenship and Identity Outside of the European Union

Europe Outside Europe?, 1st Edition

By Agnieszka Weinar


142 pages | 26 B/W Illus.

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This book critically engages with the concept of European identity and citizenship, and the role of the European Union in diaspora, membership and emigration policies.

It presents original research on European governance of emigration and citizenship and considers European integration in a global context. It questions whether there can be a European diaspora outside the European Union, if European governance of emigration is possible, and whether the EU can or should govern its diasporas in the global era. By engaging with concepts of European citizenship, diaspora and identity, the author examines the weak meaning of Europe for EU nationals living abroad and finds that European public spaces, present and sustained within the European Union territory, are largely not exported outside of it. Equal treatment and equal rights become empty concepts for Europeans leaving the European Union as they lose their European citizenship.

This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of European Union politics, European studies, migration studies, American and Canadian studies, and the sociology of migration.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Membership, Identification and European Citizenship

3. Who is a European Emigrant in the 21st Century?

4. Between Homeland and Europe: Diasporas and Belonging

5. The European Union as a Country of Origin: A Global Perspective

6. Conclusions

About the Author

Agnieszka Weinar is an Adjunct Research Professor at the Institute of European and Russian Studies at Carleton University, Canada.

About the Series

Critical European Studies

European Studies as a field of academic inquiry is often conflated with European Union Studies. The result is that many significant trends, processes, and events pertaining to Europe as a whole are not given adequate critical analysis. The Critical European Studies Series aims at filling this gap. Critical European Studies will have a strong grounding in many fields of research in its effort to introduce critical analyses to the study of Europe and the EU that shall be rooted in a broad spectrum of theoretical perspectives. Approaches based upon historiographical, sociological, linguistic, anthropological, post-colonial, ethnographic, philosophical, post-structuralist, feminist, etc. perspectives are particularly welcome, since these frameworks only receive sporadic attention. Without putting into question the value of specific policy approaches, although individual studies in the series might undertake this task, the Critical European Studies book series attempts to bring together alternative approaches to critical analyses of European politics (including European Union politics), while overcoming disciplinary borders and paradigms. Behind this scholarly enterprise stands an enthusiastic embrace of the project and accomplishments of the European Union, but we perceive the EU and European Union Studies in need to consider many different critical correctives of its political ideas and ideals.

The series is edited by Yannis Stivachtis, Virginia Tech.

Editorial Board

József BOROCZ (Rutgers University, USA) Thomas DIEZ (University of Tuebingen, Germany) Annica KRONSELL (Lund University, Sweden) Timothy W. LUKE (Virginia Tech, USA) Ian MANNERS (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) William OUTHWAITE (Newcastle University, UK) Robert PHILLIPSON (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark) Jo SHAW (University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) Gerard TOAL (Virginia Tech, USA) Nathalie TOCCI (Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome, Italy) Wilhelm VOSSE (Christian International University, Tokyo, Japan) Mark WEBBER (University of Birmingham, UK) Richard G. WHITMAN (University of Kent, UK) Antje WIENER (University of Hamburg, Germany) Michael WINTLE (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands) Nikolaos ZAHARIADIS (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA) Jan ZIELONKA (University of Oxford, UK).

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