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dc.contributor.advisorMac Amhlaigh, Cormac
dc.contributor.advisorShaw, Jo
dc.contributor.authorLansbergen, Anja Claire
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-22T14:47:09Z
dc.date.available2014-10-22T14:47:09Z
dc.date.issued2013-11-26
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/9584
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the extent to which the transfer of legislative competence to polities above and below the state problematizes a national model of membership. The study first examines fragmentation of competences determinative of social membership across the polities of two ‘asymmetric constitutions’ (constitutional structures in which both the whole and the parts are distinct territorially-bounded political communities, and in which legislative competence is allocated unevenly across the constituent polities). Two case studies then explore how those polities exercise those competences so as to define the boundaries of equal social membership, and how these boundaries interact across the constitutional structure. The study highlights three observations in support of its conclusion that constitutional asymmetry presents a challenge to a national model of membership: constituent polities of the asymmetries under examination allocate social rights primarily by reference to residence, thus lending (qualified) support to transnational and a-national theories of membership; differentiated social rights enjoyed by a particular sub-set of nationals are incompatible with the presumed equality of nationals under a national model of membership, resulting in the perception of inequity and discrimination; and the interdependence of membership competences across the constitutional asymmetry means that it is no longer possible for a polity to exclusively determine the boundaries of social membership.en_US
dc.contributor.sponsorArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)en_US
dc.contributor.sponsorFederal Trusten_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen_US
dc.relation.hasversionLansbergen A, Metock, implementation of the Citizens' Rights Directive and lessons for EU citizenship (2009) 31 Journal of Social Welfare & Family Law 285en_US
dc.relation.hasversionLansbergen A, 'Testing the Limits of European Citizenship' Federal Trust Policy Brief (2009) <http://www.fedtrust.co.uk/filepool/Testing_Limits_of_Citz.pdf>en_US
dc.relation.hasversionLansbergen A, Case Summary and Comment: Case C-256/11, Dereci and others v Bundesministerium für Inneres' (2012) <http://eudocitizenship. eu/docs/Dereci%20Case%20Summary%20and%20Comment.pd f>en_US
dc.relation.hasversionLansbergen A 'Recent CJEU Decisions on European Citizenship: A case study on judicial activism' Federal Trust Policy Brief No 32 (2012) <http://www.fedtrust.co.uk/filepool/Policy%20Brief%2032%20- %20%20Recent%20CJEU%20Decisions.pdf>en_US
dc.relation.hasversionLansbergen A and Miller N, European Citizenship Rights in Internal Situations: An Ambiguous Revolution? (2011) 7 European Constitutional Law Review 287en_US
dc.subjectcitizenshipen_US
dc.subjectconstitutional asymmetryen_US
dc.titleSocial citizenship in asymmetric constitutions : the reconfiguration of membership across state and sub-state polities of the European Unionen_US
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen_US


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