The European Union places the `individual' or person, `at the heart of its activities'. It is a central concept in all of EU economics, politics, society and ethics. The 15 chapters in this innovative edited collection argue that EU law has had a transformative effect on this concept. The collection looks at the mechanisms used when `constructing the person' in EU law. It goes beyond traditional literature on `Europe and the Individual', exploring the question of personhood through critical and contextual perspectives. Constructing the Person in EU Law: Rights, Roles, Identities brings together contributions and debates from experts around Europe to this key question.
Loic Azoulai is Professor of European Law at Sciences Po Law School. Segolene Barbou des Places is Professor of Public Law at the Sorbonne School of Law, University Paris-I. Etienne Pataut is Professor of Private Law at the Sorbonne School of Law, University Paris-I.
Part I: Introduction Being a Person in the European Union Loic Azoulai, Segolene Barbou des Places and Etienne Pataut Part II: Potential and Limits of EU Legal Individualism 1. Emancipation Through Law? Floris de Witte 2. Alienation, Despair and Social Freedom Alexander Somek 3. The Subjectification of the Citizen in European Public Law Marco Dani 4. The Persona of EU Law Damian Chalmers Part III: Reconstructing Personhood in EU Law 5. Ambiguities of Personhood, Citizenship, Migration and Fundamental Rights in EU Law Daniel Thym 6. Neo-mediaeval Permutations of Personhood in the European Union Dimitry Kochenov 7. The `Enlisted Terrorist': Institutionalising Personhood in EU Law Charlotte Beaucillon Part IV: Person and Integration 8. The Integrated Person in EU Law Segolene Barbou des Places 9. The European Individual as Part of Collective Entities (Market, Family, Society) Loic Azoulai 10. Union Citizenship, Social Integration and Crime: Duties Through Crime Stephen Coutts 11. The Roma Population: A Borderline Case Sophie Robin-Olivier Part V: Personhood, Identity and Status 12. Human Embryos as Persons in EU Law Stephanie Hennette-Vauchez 13. Civil Registration Through the Prism of Gender: Revealing Discriminations Anne-Marie Leroyer 14. The Legal Subject, Social Class and Identity-based Rights Hans-W Micklitz 15. A Family Status for the European Citizen? Etienne Pataut