The Common Background of Citizenship as the “Core” of European Federalizing Process. A comparison with the American Experience

Daniele Porena


The purpose of the following notes is to make some brief remarks on the main cultural and philosophical elements that differentiate European and American background on citizenship. Neither European citizenship as a legal structure, nor the current great cultural debate on European Citizenship: I just want to point out some historical and cultural circumstances that, in my view, make different citizenship in USA in comparison with the citizenships of the Old Continent.

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