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EPP8084325, A.A. 2019/20

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
EP2444, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL CITIZENSHIPS
Department of reference Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Other lecturers DANIELE RUGGIU

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines IUS/20 Philosophy of Law 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 45 105.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

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Prerequisites: A basic knowledge of political and legal philosophy is recommended
Target skills and knowledge: The purpose of the course "EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL CITIZENSHIPS" is to provide students with an understanding of the profound changes of the concept of citizenship and particularly in the European context.
By the end of the class, successful students will be able to a) identify the main developments of the European Citizenship in the context of the EC and of the EU; c) to distinguish the fundamental rights that constitute the content of European citizenship and their judicial protection; d) the major debates on the transformation of the concept of citizenship in the context of the Global order e) to analyze the Global challenges of technology innovation to the rights in Europe
Examination methods: The assessment methods have been designed in order to stimulate active involvement in the course and to develop a mix of knowledge and specific writing capacities.
The grade breakdown is as follows:
Group presentation (max 3 people) or individual written assignment: 30%
Final written or exam: 70%

Non-attending students will have a different program for the exam to be agreed with prof. Costanza Margiotta (
Assessment criteria: Evaluation: Class Participation and Final written Exam. Attending student can present a paper during the course
Course unit contents: The course has as point of reference the economic, migratory and technological globalization, which represents a challenge to the classic individual rights connected to citizenship. The overall aim of the course is to ask what sense and content the term citizenship has outside a nationally-defined boundary and what relationships exist between nationally-defined citizenship and new transnational and global citizenships.
We will discuss the transformations of citizenship in a context of global migration and European integration. Firstly, we will introduce key theories of citizenship and will examine the shifting meaning and boundaries of citizenship from a conceptual angle. Traditionally citizenship has been understood as a bundle of rights and obligations for members of nation states, we will show how the transnational citizenship oblige to move from a state based perspective towards studying broader citizenship constellations with nested and partially overlapping boundaries of political communities.
The course will be divided into three parts. The first is dedicated to the interconnection, in the global world, between the different criteria of acquisition of citizenship (investigating the history of naturalization) and to understand what are and if there are international standards for naturalization laws, trying to explore the interrelation with global migration and constitutional identities.
A second part is dedicated to the specificity of European citizenship with respect to national citizenships (because it breaks the classical connection between nationality and citizenship). We will look at the rules for acquisition and loss of the citizenship as a legal status in EU member states and examine how nationally bounded citizenship is enriched through the addition of EU citizenship. We will try to answer to the following questions: Which “external effects” can European citizenship have, in the context of neighbourhood countries? Which are the consequences that the mutual opening of the EU states, their reciprocal commitment inside a common legal framework have had on the single national citizenships and on nationality laws? Given the absence of a coordination of states nationality laws, can this diversity affect EU citizenship and definitely impose its autonomy?
The third part is dedicated to techno-scientific progress and the challenges it represents for rights of citizens in Europe. It aims at showing which challenges technology innovation raises and which rights are affected by it, with a special attention the two regulatory frameworks existing in Europe: the Council of Europe and European Union. Aim of this part of the course is to foster a better awareness of the global challenges of technology innovation to individual rights as established by the systems of Council of Europe and European Union.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Classes will be conducted in a mixed, lecture-discussion format. Instructor will provide a short context-setting lecture, and students will prepare questions and notes: the two together will form the basis of a structured discussion.
The course is designed so as to help students to formulate and express their own ideas on the themes taken up. Therefore, discussion is an integral component of the course.
Professors from foreign universities will give lectures in this course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Margiotta Costanza, European Citizenship. Roma-Bari: --, 2019. the translation of the book will be uploaded in moodle for attending students
  • Ruggiu Daniele, Human Rights and emerging technologies: Analysis and Perspectives in Europe.. --: Pan Stanford, 2018. Parts of the book will be uploaded in moodle for attending students Cerca nel catalogo

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