Claiming Citizenship Rights in Europe. Emerging Challenges and Political Agents

How can the European Union protect the rights of its citizens? This book, funded by the European Commission, Directorate-General Justice, presents some case studies in which social groups, ethnic minorities and avant-garde have used the European legal instruments to assert their claims. This has often allowed to widen the sphere of rights in member countries, showing that, even without having coercive instruments, EU legal instruments can contribute to achieving progressive outcomes. The expansion of human rights could be a viable strategy to generate an appropriate European citizenship. The book, edited by Daniele Archibugi, CNR research director, and Ali Emre Benli, University of Edinburgh, has taken advantage of the collaboration of young scholars from different European countries.