Highly topical and with an interdisciplinary focus, this book explores the recent political and social developments in EU citizenship. Bringing political scientists, sociologists and law scholars together, this book analyses the implications of identity categorisation regarding gender and generations in the EU and what this means for the realisation of citizens' rights, particularly of women, young adults and migrant care workers throughout the EU.
Established researchers explore the stories of social and civil rights in the EU, covering family mobility and migration issues, the precarious positions of female migrant workers across member states and the EU's promotion of diverse family rights. Moreover, the book focuses on the prominent issues facing the new generation of young adults: particularly social mobility, civil rights and political parties' differing views on gender and family issues. With insight into national and regional perspectives on these significant topics, the authors argue that the European Parliament is currently striving for a new consensus to unite member states and dissipate current divisions.
An important read for academics and students from across the social sciences, specifically public and social policy, gender studies and European studies, interested in the future direction of the EU surrounding gender and generational division.
Contributors: G.M. Dotti Sani, J. Gal, D. Halevy, T. Knijn, A. Krizsán, D. Lepianka, J. Long, M. Luppi, M. Naldini, A. Nissen, R. Oomkens, L. Rolandsen Agustín, A. Santero, B. Siim, J. Šipiæ, D. Širiniæ, C. Solera, L.J. van den Braken, M.A. Yerkes.
Edited by Trudie Knijn, Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Science, Utrecht University, the Netherlands and Manuela Naldini, Associate Professor of Sociology of the Family, and Fellow at the Collegio Carlo Alberto, University of Turin, Italy.