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Author James, Cherry, author

Title Citizenship, nation-building and identity in the EU : the contribution of Erasmus student mobility / Cherry James
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2019


Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Lists of legislation and cases; Acknowledgements; Introduction; (a) Citizenship -- a concept in flux; (b) Student mobility -- a citizen's awakening?; 1 EU citizenship -- through a glass darkly; (a) Introduction; (b) EU citizenship -- background and genesis; (c) EU citizenship -- what the Treaties say; (i) Overview; (ii) Who are the citizens? Membership, exclusions and limitations; (iii) The cornerstone: the right of free movement; (iv) Electoral rights: the impossible dream of a European polity?
(V) Citizens' Initiatives: an idea whose time is still to come? Active citizenship and the current Erasmus generation(vi) Who are the current Erasmus generation?; (vii) The safety net: the right we hope we'll never need; (d) EU citizenship-the CJEU's contribution; (i) Free movement of students: an investment for the future, a cost for the present; (ii) How to be mobile: the different forms of student mobility; (iii) Degree mobile students at the CJEU: straitened circumstances, citizenship growth; (iv) Integration: have you been here long, or have you put down roots?
(V) Solidarity, the quid pro quo(vi) The implications for Erasmus students; (e) EU citizenship-the Commission's perspective; (i) Student mobility and the production of citizens: a rather tangled web; (ii) The creation of truly European citizens and the creation of Erasmus: the quest for European identity; (iii) Via European identity to homo economicus: the role of universities; (iv) The advent of EU citizenship: who are the citizens? The clear red line and the softer focus of Erasmus; (v) (Towards) the Erasmus citizen; (vi) Erasmus makes ... European citizens or EU citizens?; (f) Conclusion
2 Universities as cradles of citizenship, or, a special sort of public space(a) Introduction; (b) What is meant by a university? The provision of 'national glue'; (c) The historical role of the university in Europe; (i) Relationships with the state and the cultivation of citizenship; (ii) The development of national identity in the German university: academic autonomy and the relationship of university and state; (iii) The development of higher education in France: service to the state
(Iv) The development of the university elsewhere in Europe: language and national identity in the Habsburg Empire(v) The English university: Newman's view and the significance of 'utility'; (d) Citizenship development in universities today; (i) A globalised world; (ii) The official view of the role of the university today: social or economic, or social for economic?; (iii) The university in Europe or the European university: a citizenship of where?; (e) The European university and globalisation; (i) The transformation of the social mission
Summary With Brexit looming, a major issue facing UK Higher Education is whether the UK will be able to stay in the Erasmus Programme. This book sits at the intersection of three main interrelated themes - EU citizenship, the current state of the university in Europe, and student mobility - as they play out in the context of an EU funded programme established not least to promote European identity, European consciousness and European citizenship. Exploring through interviews with students from many countries, this book weaves together the themes of citizenship creation as a device for building a nation and a polity, the university as a public space in the era of the marketization of higher education, and communicative interaction as the mechanism by which citizenship is created. Ultimately it asks if the building bricks of national citizenship can be transposed to the transnational scale, and assist in creating the transnational, EU citizenship. It finds, surprisingly, that far from encouraging and facilitating the communicative interaction on which the development of EU citizenship was postulated, central features of the Erasmus Programme inadvertently work against this outcome. This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of EU law and European and EU studies, Citizenship Studies, sociology, and more broadly to higher education in general
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Erasmus+ (Program)
College student mobility -- European Union countries
Higher education and state -- European Union countries
Citizenship -- European Union countries
EDUCATION -- Higher.
College student mobility.
Higher education and state.
European Union countries.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018059465
ISBN 9781351065023