Exploring cosmopolitan communitarianist EU citizenship - An analogical reading

Pablo Jiménez Lobeira

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Postnationalists like Habermas have suggested EU citizenship as a way to overcome nationalisms, grounding political belonging on the body of laws that members of the postnational polity generate in the public sphere. Cosmopolitan communitarianits like Bellamy think that EU citizens should form a mixed-commonwealth, with political belonging based on their nations. I will argue that the second option is more desirable and submit the analogical character of the ensuing ideas of citizenship, identity and polity. Cosmopolitan communitarianist citizenship promises to better foster the great richness of European national cultural, religious, historical, political, legal and linguistic diversity while still maintaining a certain unity to form a mixed polity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-168
JournalOpen Insight
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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