EU Sexual Citizenship: Sex Beyond the Internal Market

Forthcoming as a chapter in D. Kochenov (ed.). EU Citizenship and Federalism: The Role of Rights (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

EUI Department of Law Research Paper No. 2015/06

27 Pages Posted: 9 Mar 2015 Last revised: 9 Dec 2016

Uladzislau Belavusau

University of Amsterdam

Date Written: March 6, 2015

Abstract

This paper is forthcoming as a chapter in D. Kochenov (ed.), EU Citizenship and Federalism: The Role of Rights (Cambridge University Press, 2015). The central idea builds on the popular sociological concept of sexual citizenship, assuming its link to the cluster of specific sexual rights. Such sexual rights address multiple identities based on gender, sexual orientation and other broader aspects of sexuality (including, inter alia, consumption of pornography and sex work). The author applies this broad paradigm of sexual citizenship towards federalizing evolution of EU citizenship. The result of such a critical investigation demonstrates that EU citizenship offers not only a novel transnational vision of peoplehood. It equally entails governance of sexual rights as a part and parcel of mobile European project through vertical channels of EU sexual citizenship.

Keywords: EU citizenship, sexual citizenship, gender equality, sex trade, LGBT rights

Suggested Citation

Belavusau, Uladzislau, EU Sexual Citizenship: Sex Beyond the Internal Market (March 6, 2015). Forthcoming as a chapter in D. Kochenov (ed.). EU Citizenship and Federalism: The Role of Rights (Cambridge University Press, 2017); EUI Department of Law Research Paper No. 2015/06. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2575122

Uladzislau Belavusau (Contact Author)

University of Amsterdam ( email )

Department of European Studies
PC Hoofthuis | Spuistraat 134
Amsterdam, 1012 VB
Netherlands

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