“Integration, Dis-integration and Citizenship in a Troubled European Union”

Issued: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:57:00 BST

The James Wood Lecture 2018: “Integration, Dis-integration and Citizenship in a Troubled European Union”

Yudowitz Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Medical Building, University of Glasgow

11 October 2018, 5.30pm

The 32nd annual James Wood Lecture will be delivered by Jo Shaw LLD FRSE AcSS, Salvesen Professor of European Institutions at the University of Edinburgh, on the topic “Integration, Dis-integration and Citizenship in a Troubled European Union”.Jo Shaw 650

The lecture will examine the impact of the European Union upon citizenship, and will explore two cases of Brexit and stalled enlargement in south east Europe in order to study the partial, fragmentary and contested governance of citizenship. The case studies place EU citizenship into a wider political and socio-economic context, demonstrating its central importance as an enabler of personal freedom. At the same time, they highlight how the denial or loss of EU citizenship can engender individual strategies to recover lost or denied benefits. From the analysis, parallels emerge between EU citizenship and national citizenship; both offer a promise of equality, but a reality of differentiation and inequality.

Jo Shaw holds the Salvesen Chair of European Institutions at the University of Edinburgh, having previously held Jean Monnet Chairs at the Universities of Manchester and Leeds. She has been Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh (2014-17) and EURIAS Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium (2017-18), and ran the European Research Council-funded project on the Europeanisation of Citizenship in the Successor States of the Former Yugoslavia (2009-2014).

The James Wood Lecture is the principal public lecture hosted annually by the School of Law, having first been delivered by Lord Fraser of Tullybelton in 1987. Recent James Wood lecturers have included Eleanor Sharpston QC, Professor Dame Hazel Genn, Lord Sumption and Ian Forrester QC. It is generously supported by the James Wood Bequest Fund.

The lecture will be followed by a wine reception.