Citizens, citizenship and European Union: an open bet? The culture of legality

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Although the meanings of citizenship, active citizenship and organized crime are still open to debate,we try to show the evaluation of the culture of legality and the investments insocial, economic and cultural programs for youth as a major defense for such a capillary phenomenon.There is also general agreement that EU programs for endorsing citizenship and active citizenshiprepresent an effective tool for creating transnational networks of young people committed to EUvalues. Thus, they perceive the culture of legality as the best form of protection against arbitraryviolence with references not only to a developed (and eventually harmonized) system of legal sanctions,but also to the fulfillment of individual and collective freedom. We try to shed light on these concept by teh tools provided by political science and philosophy of language.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationActive citizenship policies on crime prevention. Toward a common European Policy
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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