Balancing the Rights and Duties of European and National Citizens: A Demoicratic Approach

Journal of European Public Policy, Forthcoming

33 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2018  

Richard Bellamy

University College London - Department of Political Science; European University Institute

Joseph Lacey

University of Oxford - University College

Date Written: February 18, 2018

Abstract

How should we conceive of the relationship between European citizenship and national citizenship from a normative perspective? While the Treaties assert the supplementary nature of European citizenship vis-à-vis national citizenship, advocates of trans- and supra-national citizenship perspectives have agreed with the Court of Justice that Union citizenship will ultimately supplant or subsume national citizenship. By contrast, we draw upon demoicratic and stakeholder citizenship theories to defend the primacy of national over European citizenship. Taking the cases of political and welfare rights, we argue that member states may have special duties to second-country nationals stemming from a European social contract, but that these duties must be balanced against the rights and duties of national citizens stemming from the national social contract.

Keywords: Demoicracy; EU Citizenship; Political Rights; Stakeholder Citizenship; Universal Basic Income; Welfare Rights

Suggested Citation

Bellamy, Richard and Lacey, Joseph, Balancing the Rights and Duties of European and National Citizens: A Demoicratic Approach (February 18, 2018). Journal of European Public Policy, Forthcoming . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3125735

Richard Bellamy (Contact Author)

University College London - Department of Political Science ( email )

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United Kingdom
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HOME PAGE: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/political-science/people/academic/richard-bellamy

European University Institute ( email )

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Italy

HOME PAGE: http://www.eui.eu/ProgrammesAndFellowships/MaxWeberProgramme/People/RichardBellamywebpage.aspx

Joseph Lacey

University of Oxford - University College ( email )

High Street
Oxford, OX1 4BH
United Kingdom

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