Citizenship, Democratic Participation, and Legitimate Governance in Europe

Citizenship, Democratic Participation, and Legitimate Governance in Europe SYMPOSIUM Nanette A. Neuwahl If one is to judge from the lack of enthusiasm for national The concept of EU citizenship creates enormous expectations and European elections, one could be forgiven for thinking that in the minds of the people, some of whom use it to lobby for many Europeans have given up interest in the way they are govbetter social protection or a greater say in European affairs. In erned. Yet, there is reason to believe that the contrary is true, one conception, however, the notion of European citizenship since society itself is changing. This is not just since the inauaddresses only nationals who live in a Member State other than guration, on 28 February 2002, of the European Convention on their own, and it cannot be invoked against one's own state. The the future of Europe. Conceptions of democracy, citizenship and introduction of the notion of citizenship was half-hearted, because governance are in flux, and Europe is a laboratory in which this there was no agreement as to what it should mean in a context can be observed. other than a nation-state. The provisions of the Treaty were the Europe has moved a very long way http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Good Society Penn State University Press

Citizenship, Democratic Participation, and Legitimate Governance in Europe

The Good Society, Volume 12 (2)

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SYMPOSIUM Nanette A. Neuwahl If one is to judge from the lack of enthusiasm for national The concept of EU citizenship creates enormous expectations and European elections, one could be forgiven for thinking that in the minds of the people, some of whom use it to lobby for many Europeans have given up interest in the way they are govbetter social protection or a greater say in European affairs. In erned. Yet, there is reason to believe that the contrary is true, one conception, however, the notion of European citizenship since society itself is changing. This is not just since the inauaddresses only nationals who live in a Member State other than guration, on 28 February 2002, of the European Convention on their own, and it cannot be invoked against one's own state. The the future of Europe. Conceptions of democracy, citizenship and introduction of the notion of citizenship was half-hearted, because governance are in flux, and Europe is a laboratory in which this there was no agreement as to what it should mean in a context can be observed. other than a nation-state. The provisions of the Treaty were the Europe has moved a very long way

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