Citizenship in Segmented Societies

Lessons for the EU

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on EU Citizenship series

Edited by Francis Cheneval, University of Zurich, Switzerland and Mónica Ferrín, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin, Italy

European Union citizenship is increasingly relevant in the context of both the refugee crisis and Brexit, yet the issue of citizenship is neither new nor unique to the EU. Using historical, political and sociological perspectives, the authors explore varied experiences of combining multiple identities into a single sense of citizenship. Cases are taken from Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey. These examples of communities being successfully incorporated into one entity are exceptionally useful for addressing the challenges facing the EU today.

‘How to build supranational citizenship while accommodating diversity and protecting existing communities is a key challenge to European integration. Case by case, this highly informative collection shows that that the EU is not alone – and that there is a huge variety of models to draw from (or to avoid).’
– Frank Schimmelfennig, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

2018 224 pp Hardback 978 1 78811 268 0 £85.00 £76.50 $125.00 $112.50

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