Frontiers of Equality in the Development of EU and US Citizenship

Authors: Bierbach, Jeremy B.

  • Provides a framework for comparing US citizenship and EU citizenship as standards of equality
  • Explains in detail the legal implications of allegiance to a sovereign in order to show why allegiance is not the most important aspect of citizenship
  • Develops its analysis chronologically, over more than 400 years, but allows the reader to open the book at any point, providing references ‘supra’ to previously reached conclusions
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This book provides a framework for comparing EU citizenship and US citizenship as standards of equality. If we wish to understand the legal development of the citizenship of the European Union and its relationship to the nationalities of the member states, it is helpful to examine the history of United States citizenship and, in particular, to elaborate a theory of ‘duplex’ citizenships found in federal orders. In such a citizenship, each person’s citizenship is necessarily ‘layered’ with the citizenship or nationality of a (member) state. The question this book answers is: how does federal citizenship, as a claim to equality, affect the relationship between the (member) state and its national or citizen? Because the book places equality, not allegiance to a sovereign at the center of its analysis of citizenship, it manages to escape traditional analyses of the EU that measure it by the standard of a sovereign state. The text presents a coherent account of the development of EU citizenship and EU civil rights for those who wish to understand their continuing development in the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Scholars and legal practitioners of EU law will find novel insights in this book into how EU citizenship works, in order to be able to grasp the direction in which it will continue to develop. And it may be of great interest to American scholars of law and political science who wish to understand one aspect of how the EU works as a constitutional order, not merely as an order of international law, by comparison to their own history.
Jeremy Bierbach is an attorney at Franssen Advocaten in Amsterdam. He holds a Ph.D. in European constitutional law from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Civis Duplex Sum: Two Layers of Citizenship in a Dialogue of Equality

    Bierbach, Jeremy B.

    Pages 1-14

  • Subjecthood in England and the British Empire

    Bierbach, Jeremy B.

    Pages 17-66

  • From Revolution to Constitution to Civil War: US Citizenship in Its Youth

    Bierbach, Jeremy B.

    Pages 67-108

  • Horizontal Conflict in United States Citizenship Before the Civil War

    Bierbach, Jeremy B.

    Pages 109-152

  • A New, Vertical Beginning for United States Citizenship

    Bierbach, Jeremy B.

    Pages 153-196

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
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  • ISBN 978-94-6265-164-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Frontiers of Equality in the Development of EU and US Citizenship
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
T.M.C. Asser Press
Copyright Holder
T.M.C. Asser Press and the author
eBook ISBN
978-94-6265-165-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6265-165-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-6265-164-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 474
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