Ties that bind and unbind : charting the boundaries of European Union citizenship
Journal of ethnic and migration studies, 2022, OnlineOnly
DZANKIC, Jelena, MANTHA-HOLLANDS, Ashley, Ties that bind and unbind : charting the boundaries of European Union citizenship, Journal of ethnic and migration studies, 2022, OnlineOnly - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/75134
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Acquiring or losing European Union (EU) citizenship is contingent on the possession of citizenship of one of the Member States. Since the early 1990s, scholars have debated the unique character of EU citizenship. Remarkably, these debates have paid scarcely any attention to how EU citizenship is (un)recognised through the different conceptions of membership in the 27 countries that make up its boundaries. This article argues that understanding the substance of EU citizenship requires a look into the different domains of citizenship laws in each of the Member States. We present a novel conceptual framework for studying citizenship regimes through four types of citizen-state links: lineage, territory, sponsorship and merit. We find that the disparity among the Member States in who is (un)seen as an EU citizen results from the different ways in which the four types of state-citizen links are articulated in the rules for citizenship acquisition and loss.
Published online: 05 August 2022
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/75134
Full-text via DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2022.2107499
ISSN: 1469-9451; 1369-183X
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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