Post-National Citizenship and Higher Education in the European Union

Chris Gifford, Susana Gonçalves, Elbieta Wołodźko, Ákos Gocsal

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This paper is concerned with the role of higher education institutions (HEIs) in constituting European post-national citizenships. The central argument is that the Europeanisation of rights, and the administrative regulation of higher education that follows from this, are limited as instruments for developing post-national citizenship as they reinforce and conceal social and cultural divisions. An individualist and organisational conception of citizenship is contrasted with the possibilities for a post-national citizenship enacted within HEIs considered as significant political actors within a broadly conceived European public sphere.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-357
Number of pages17
JournalEuropean Political Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010


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