Introduction: The Politics of Contemporary Citizenship: What’s Going On?

  • Nora SiklodiEmail author
Part of the Politics of Citizenship and Migration book series (POCM)


This chapter introduces contemporary mobile citizenship in Europe and provides a rationale for in-depth academic investigation of this issue from a citizenship studies perspective. The chapter reflects upon some of the key citizenship and mobility developments in the European Union, with a specific focus on the United Kingdom and Sweden and presents a short overview of the relevant theoretical approaches from citizenship and EU studies prisms. The chapter ends with a note on the key research questions and the methods adopted in the study presented by the book and a summary of the key themes discussed in the rest of the book.


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  1. 1.Politics and International RelationsUniversity of PortsmouthPortsmouthUK
  2. 2.Visiting Fellow in Democracy and Citizenship in EducationNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway

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