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Integrated and united? a quest for citizenship in an 'ever closer Europe'

Objective

The major aim of this research is to study the changes in the scope, nature and characteristics of citizenship presently underway as an effect of the process of deepening and enlargement of the European Union. It will focus on how integration and decentral ization processes, at both the national and European level, are affecting three major dimensions of citizenship: identity, representation, and practice of good governance. In a moment in which the EU is facing an important number of challenges, and given t hat its legitimacy and democratic capacities are questioned, it is important to address the issue of if and how is EU citizenship emerging. From this primary question stem three further sets of questions that will be the building-blocks of this research: ( 1) How does a particular kind of political structuring shapes citizenship? In a complex system, how do different identities coexist? (2) What sense of obligation is the EU citizenship developing? How do coexisting identities affect the relationship between elites and mass? (3) What are the citizens expecting from the EU as a level of government? To answer these questions, we will address the problems of citizenship under the threefold approach of identity, representation and evaluation of government perform ance, by looking at the dynamics between elites and public opinion, whose interactions traditionally nurture the dynamics of collective political identity, political legitimacy and representation, and standards of performance. A number of benefits and impa ct can be foreseen in this project. (1) A contribution to both, the empirical testing of existing theories of integration and citizenship, and the development and improvement of those theories. (2) The raising of academic and scientific standards within t he European Research Area to a highly competitive level. (3) The furthering and deepening of integration between research institutions and disciplines within and between countries. (4) An equalising of level

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-CITIZENS-3
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA
Address
Banchi Di Sotto, 55
Siena
Italy

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Participants (31)

UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
Address
Registrar & Secretary, Northcote House, The Queen's Drive
Exeter, Devon

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UNIVERSITY OF WALES, CARDIFF
United Kingdom
Address
30-36 Newport Road
Cardiff

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SOCIOLOGICKY CASOPIS I CZECH
Czechia
Address
Jilska 1
Prague 1

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THE EUROPEAN OMNIBUS SURVEY
Belgium
Address
Place Henri Berger 12
Wavre

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UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
Portugal
Address
Av. Das Forcas Armadas, Edificio Iscte
Lisbon

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NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Chr. Lada 6
Athens

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INSTYTUT FILOZOFII I SOCJOLOGII POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
Address
Ul. Nowy Swiat 72
Warsaw

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OTTO-FRIEDRICH-UNIVERSITAET BAMBERG
Germany
Address
Kapuzinerstrasse 16
Bamberg

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BUDAPESTI CORVINUS EGYETEM
Hungary
Address
Fovam Ter 8
Budapest

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PHILIPPS-UNIVERSITAET MARBURG
Germany
Address
Biegenstrasse 10
Marburg/lahn

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UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX
United Kingdom
Address
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester

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UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio S/n
Granada

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FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAET JENA
Germany
Address
Fuerstengraben 1
Jena

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KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
Leuven

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UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Address
Senate House, Tyndall Avenue
Bristol

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UNIWERSYTET LODZKI
Poland
Address
Narutowicza 65
Lodz

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UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DEL MOLISE
Italy
Address
Via De Sanctis
Campobasso

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SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Campusvej 55
Odense

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UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA
Spain
Address
Plaça De La Merce, 10-12
Barcelona

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SOCIALINIU TYRIMU INSTITUTAS
Lithuania
Address
Saltoniskiu 58
Vilnius

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SZKOLA WYZSZA PSYCHOLOGII SPOLECZUEJ
Poland
Address
Chodakowska 19/31
Warszawa

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UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
Address
Sussex House
Falmer, Brighton

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CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY, BUDAPEST FOUNDATION
Hungary
Address
Nador Utca, 9
Budapest

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INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DES RELATIONS INTERNATIONALES
France
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Rue De La Procession, 27
Paris

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MANNHEIMER ZENTRUM FÜR EUROPÄISCHE SOZIALFORSCHUNG - UNIVERSITAET MANNHEIM
Germany
Address
L7,1
Mannheim

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OBSERVATOIRE SOCIAL EUROPÉEN
Belgium
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Rue Paul Emile Janson 13
Brussels

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UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono, 7
Milano

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UNIVERSITÉ CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
Address
Place De L'universit 1'
Louvain-la-neuve

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UNIVERSITÉ DE BRETAGNE SUD
France
Address
Rue Saint Maud
Lorient

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UNIVERSITÉ PARIS I PANTHEON SORBONNE
France
Address
12, Rue De La Sorbonne
Paris

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UNIVERSZITY KOMENSKÉHO V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia
Address
Safarikovo Nam. 6
Bratislava

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