chapter  5
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Citizenship in the European polity: Questions and explorations

ByMAURIZIO COTTA, PIERANGELO ISERNIA

The topics of European citizenship, the identity of the European Union, the quality of its institutional arrangements and more specifically the democratic nature of its regime have become increasingly present both in the public and the academic debate on Europe during the last decade. In spite of its failure the project of a European Constitution can be seen as the epitome of this discussion (Fossum 2005).