What does it mean to be a European citizen? The rapidly changing politics of citizenship in the face of migration, diversity, heightened concerns about security and financial and economic crises, has left European citizenship as one of the major political and social challenges to European integration. Enacting European Citizenship develops a distinctive perspective on European citizenship and its impact on European integration by focusing on 'acts' of European citizenship. The authors examine a broad range of cases - including those of the Roma, Sinti, Kurds, sex workers, youth and other 'minorities' or marginalised peoples - to illuminate the ways in which the institutions and practices of European citizenship can hinder as well as enable claims for justice, rights and equality. This book draws the key themes together to explore what the limitations and possibilities of European citizenship might be.
Engin F. Isin is a Professor of Politics and International Studies at the Open University. He has published widely on the politics of citizenship, including Cities without Citizens (1992), Being Political (2002) and Citizens without Frontiers (2012). Michael Saward is a Professor of Politics at the University of Warwick. He has published widely on democratic theory, including The Representative Claim (2010), Democracy (2003) and the edited volume Democratic Innovation (2000).
1. Questions of European citizenship Engin F. Isin and Michael Saward; 2. Claiming European citizenship Engin F. Isin; 3. Acts of citizenship as methodology Rutvica Andrijasevic; 4. Enacting European citizenship beyond the EU: Turkish citizens and their European political practices Bahar Rumelili and Fuat Keyman; 5. Negotiating otherness: 'Mozaika' and sexual citizenship Kristine Kruma and Ivars Indans; 6. Acts of citizenship deprivation: ruptures between citizen and state Sandra Mantu and Elspeth Guild; 7. Mobility interrogating free movement: Roma acts of European citizenship Claudia Aradau, Jef Huysmans, P. G. Macioti and Vicki Squire; 8. Sites and the scales of the law: third-country nationals and EU Roma citizens Ayse Caglar and Sebastian Mehling; 9. European citizenship revealed: sites, actors and Roma access to justice in the EU Anais Faure Atger; 10. Exceeding categories: law, bureaucracy and acts of citizenship by asylum seekers in Hungary Prem Kumar Rajaram and Zsuzsanna Arendas; 11. Enacting citizenship and democracy in Europe Michael Saward.