Securing Equlity and Citizenship Under European Integration
CHANGING NOTIONS OF CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION IN CONTEMPORARY NATION-STATES, PP. 77-99, Rotterdam: N. Burbules and K. Roth, eds., Sense Publishers, 2007
23 Pages Posted: 22 Sep 2010 Last revised: 26 Sep 2010
Date Written: 2007
The important objectives of education to equal citizenship must be rethought under European integration. One central obvious reason is that the notion of citizenship itself is reconfigured. National citizenship is supplemented, since all citizens of member states of the EU are also Union citizens. Europeanisation also raises questions about what kind of equality is required among Europeans, given the ideal of equal citizenship. In particular, is there good reason to insist of equality of education among Europeans – and if so, equality of what? Should the same knowledge base and citizenship virtues be taught across state borders and religious and other normative divides?
Keywords: Europeanisation, citizenship, European integration, equality, education, political theory
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