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The European Citizenship Paradox: Renegotiating Equality and Diversity in the New Europe

Drawing on liberal, republican and feminist theories, citizenship entails an equality of legal status, meaningful participation and recognition that helps turn citizens into agents and their agency into sources of political legitimacy (Bellamy et al. 2004; Preuss et al. 2003; Fraser & Honneth 2003; Hobson & Lister 2002; Phelan 2001; Crouch et al. 2001).