Citizenship and Political Participation: The Role of Electoral Rights Under European Union Law

U. of Edinburgh School of Law Working Paper No. 22

IMMIGRATION AND THE IRISH EXPERIENCE OF EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION, B. Fanning, R. Munck, eds., Ashgate, London, 2010/11

14 Pages Posted: 24 Jun 2010

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Jo Shaw

University of Edinburgh

Date Written: June 23, 2010

Abstract

As a contribution to a collection focusing on immigration in Ireland, this paper provides the broader EU political and legal context to issues of political participation of non-citizens in domestic elections. The paper surveys both the EU electoral rights themselves, under the EU Treaties, and also the intersection between these rights and national political practices which grant, or deny, political participation rights to all migrants, regardless of whether they are EU citizens or third country nationals.

Keywords: European Union, citizenship, immigration, Ireland, political participation, electoral rights

Suggested Citation

Shaw, Jo, Citizenship and Political Participation: The Role of Electoral Rights Under European Union Law (June 23, 2010). U. of Edinburgh School of Law Working Paper No. 22, IMMIGRATION AND THE IRISH EXPERIENCE OF EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION, B. Fanning, R. Munck, eds., Ashgate, London, 2010/11, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1629344 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1629344

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