Citizenship, nation-building and identity in the EU: The contribution of Erasmus student mobility

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James, C. (2019). Citizenship, nation-building and identity in the EU: The contribution of Erasmus student mobility. UK CRC Press - Taylor and Francis Group.
AuthorsJames, C.
Abstract

With Brexit looming, a major issue facing UK Higher Education is whether the UK will be able to stay in the Erasmus Programme. This book sits at the intersection of three main interrelated themes - EU citizenship, the current state of the university in Europe, and student mobility - as they play out in the context of an EU funded programme established not least to promote European identity, European consciousness and European citizenship.

Exploring through interviews with students from many countries, this book weaves together the themes of citizenship creation as a device for building a nation and a polity, the university as a public space in the era of the marketization of higher education, and communicative interaction as the mechanism by which citizenship is created. Ultimately it asks if the building bricks of national citizenship can be transposed to the transnational scale, and assist in creating the transnational, EU citizenship. It finds, surprisingly, that far from encouraging and facilitating the communicative interaction on which the development of EU citizenship was postulated, central features of the Erasmus Programme inadvertently work against this outcome.

KeywordsEU citizenship; Erasmus student mobility; European identity; European universities; Lingua franca; Multilingualism; Brexit
Year2019
PublisherCRC Press - Taylor and Francis Group
Publication dates
Print10 Jan 2019
Publication process dates
Deposited13 Dec 2018
Accepted12 Sep 2018
Place of publicationUK
Edition1
ISBN9781138479746
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CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
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