Gender and EU citizenship
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Gender and EU citizenship book
This chapter presents the classic concept of citizenship and feminist approaches to reframing that concept. It provides an overview of the gendered effects of European union (EU) citizenship and identifies key gender equality problems connected with the institutionalization of gender equality in the EU and the practice of equal rights. It provides an intersectional approach to the gendered effects of EU citizenship focusing on the synergies between gender and diversity and gender and migration. The chapter examines recent political developments in the EU, the European Parliament, and EU member states that have placed abortion, gender equality, and women’s rights on the political agenda and discusses feminist strategies to preserve these rights. It argues that one fruitful strategy is the further development of the multi-layered and intersectional approach to EU citizenship. Various concepts of citizenship date back to ancient times, but the development of modern citizenship is a child of the French Revolution.