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.
Citizens and the Exercise of Power in the European Union - Karlheinz Neunreither Towards a New Social Contract? The Problem of Democracy in the European Union - Teija Tiilikainen A Europe Close to the Citizen? The 'Trinity Concepts' of Subsidiarity, Transparency and Democracy - Nanette A Neuwahl Union Citizenship - Hans Ulrich Jessurun d'Oliveira Pie in the Sky? Union Citizenship and the Equality Principle - Andrew Evans Political Freedoms in the European Union - Erik Lundberg Union Citizenship and National Elections - Allan Rosas The Social Dimension of Community Citizenship - Siofra O'Leary Third-Country Nationals and EC Law - Kay Hailbronner Mechanisms of Protection of Union Citizens' Rights - Epaminondas A Marias
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