The legal elements of European identity. EU citizenship and migration law

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Publication Date 2004
ISBN 90-411-2304-0
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This work deals with the construction of identity and citizenship in European Union law. The book is organised over twelve substantive chapters plus an introduction and a conclusion.

Chapter one examines the relationship of citizenship and immigration to the border, and the consequences to the citizen when the border is extended to meet the single market. Chapter two explores the role of constitutionalism, including the European constitution, for the citizen. The third chapter examines the content of citizenship of the Union, using the work of T.H. Marshall as a guide. The link between residence and citizenship is explored in chapter four, while chapter five examines the contradictions surrounding the citizen/migrant arising from Member States’ ability to expel or exclude citizens of the Union who are nationals of another Member State. EU family reunification law is examined in chapter six. The development of migration rights as human rights in the European Court of Human Rights is explored in chapter seven. The eighth chapter deals with third country nationals whose work, residence or social rights in the EU are protected by agreements between their state of nationality and the EU. Chapter nine explains the new powers in immigration and asylum inserted into the EC Treaty in 1999. Chapter ten explores the development of the new European international relations policies of enlargement, the wider Europe and the Doha Round of WTO negotiations as it impacts upon immigration. Measures against racial and other discrimination adopted at EU level are examined in chapter eleven. The final chapter examines in some detail the directive on long term resident third country nationals adopted in November 2003.

The work will interest scholars, students, researchers, practitioners and jurists engaged in European Union citizenship, immigration and asylum issues.

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