Pluralist Citizenship in the Times of European Double Standards

Johana Etxezarraga Aldamiz-Etxebarria
Joxerramon Bengoetxea Caballero

The proposed conference panel draws on the contemporary socio-legal questions concerning European Union citizenship. It pays particular attention to the social applicability of pluralistic citizenship models, the European double standards for triggering the application of European law and to allocate rights and obligations.

Papers aiming to cover one or some of the following issues are invited:

  • Is the citizen in the centre of the European constitutional process?
  • How is the image of the European individual (re)constructed?
  • In the name of Business: is the effective use of rights freedoms subjugated to the completion of the internal market?
  • What do we do with reverse discrimination still active after Lisbon?
  • Are there real civil and participation rights for EU citizen?
  • Can a citizenship model help European improving democratic deficit?
  • Third country nationals' exclusion from citizenship, can we disregard naturalisation and establish a residency criteria for integration?
  • Social citizenship: is there place for solidarity in Europe? Labour, social security and social protection rights?
  • Fortress Europe and humanitarian, legal and human right implications of asylum seekers and refugees. Is universality an option?
  • What is the relationship between asylum and citizenship?
  • What are the limits of the European constitutional legality to evolve and create its own citizenship norms?
  • Can Europeans who are nationals of seceded (Member)States be deprived of their EU citizenship status?
  • Does the sui generis status limit the ability to build on more inclusive models?
  • What are the role of the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights regarding the protection of persons living in Europe?
  • What do opt-outs mean for citizens?
  • How does the European integration political agenda affect citizenship?

By addressing the issues related to the proposed topics, the panel could be able to launch a discussion and to move forward contemporary debates on EU citizenship from a legal, social, political, and cultural perspective. All in all, it would offer an interdisciplinary reflection of questions that do not take as much attention as other EU legal issues and could be an opportunity to provide an analysis on the narratives on citizenship.

Abstracts may only be submitted via the Easy Chair Platform. They must be no longer than 300 words and should include your title, name and institutional affiliation and your email address for correspondence.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 18th January 2016.