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Rebordering Britain & Britons after Brexit

Towards a Functionalist Reading of Union Citizenship

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In this final chapter some conclusions as to the nature of Union citizenship are drawn. Union citizenship is found to constitute, as a reflection of the Union itself, a status sui generis: It consists of both supranational and transnational elements. Some parallels are also drawn to the way citizenship and interstate equality is framed in American constitutional case-law. Being clear about what European citizenship is helps us to resolve the constitutional dilemma formulated in Chapter 4: Do we need to choose between sacrificing EU citizens' rights or taking Article 50 seriously? The chapter shows why this is not the case.

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European Citizenship After Brexit: Freedom of Movement and Rights of Residence

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