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What is the added value of EU citizenship for EU students studying in Lund, Sweden? A legal and political analysis of EU citizenship with a sociological approach.

Erkisi, Suzan LU (2012) STVM23 20121
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This thesis analyses the impact of EU citizenship on EU citizens studying in another EU Member State, Lund, Sweden in order to find out whether there is an ‘added value’ for EU citizens when exercising their rights as EU citizens. In the first part, a short introduction to the background of EU citizenship, the rights it grants and student mobility in the EU is presented. The second part illustrates different perspectives of scholars on the impact of EU citizenship which are later used as context knowledge for understanding the findings. The third part elaborates on the research method of conducting two focus groups with international students, composed with EU and non-EU citizens who discuss several topics and share their experiences where... (More)
This thesis analyses the impact of EU citizenship on EU citizens studying in another EU Member State, Lund, Sweden in order to find out whether there is an ‘added value’ for EU citizens when exercising their rights as EU citizens. In the first part, a short introduction to the background of EU citizenship, the rights it grants and student mobility in the EU is presented. The second part illustrates different perspectives of scholars on the impact of EU citizenship which are later used as context knowledge for understanding the findings. The third part elaborates on the research method of conducting two focus groups with international students, composed with EU and non-EU citizens who discuss several topics and share their experiences where the legal status of a person matters. Additionally, the perspective of staff members from Lund University is included. The fourth part analyses and measures the empirical data which shows that there is a positively ‘added value’ for EU citizens in comparison to non-EU citizens with special regard to entering Sweden, visa issues, general administrative procedures, working formalities related to visa and a bit greater freedom of how one finances her or his studies. (Less)
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author
Erkisi, Suzan LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVM23 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
EU citizenship, free movement rights, legal status, students, privileged foreigners
language
English
id
2542782
date added to LUP
2012-06-27 10:53:28
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2012-06-27 10:53:28
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  abstract     = {This thesis analyses the impact of EU citizenship on EU citizens studying in another EU Member State, Lund, Sweden in order to find out whether there is an ‘added value’ for EU citizens when exercising their rights as EU citizens. In the first part, a short introduction to the background of EU citizenship, the rights it grants and student mobility in the EU is presented. The second part illustrates different perspectives of scholars on the impact of EU citizenship which are later used as context knowledge for understanding the findings. The third part elaborates on the research method of conducting two focus groups with international students, composed with EU and non-EU citizens who discuss several topics and share their experiences where the legal status of a person matters. Additionally, the perspective of staff members from Lund University is included. The fourth part analyses and measures the empirical data which shows that there is a positively ‘added value’ for EU citizens in comparison to non-EU citizens with special regard to entering Sweden, visa issues, general administrative procedures, working formalities related to visa and a bit greater freedom of how one finances her or his studies.},
  author       = {Erkisi, Suzan},
  keyword      = {EU citizenship,free movement rights,legal status,students,privileged foreigners},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {What is the added value of EU citizenship for EU students studying in Lund, Sweden? A legal and political analysis of EU citizenship with a sociological approach.},
  year         = {2012},
}