Welfare

Welfare

Welfare

Welfare
Policy focus
20 February 2018

The case for welfare restrictions in an EU “demoicracy”

In place of a social contract between individuals, we believe that the EU is better conceived as a social contract between states and citizens. This social contract is referred to as a “demoicracy”. On this account, EU citizens should be entitled to the benefits of free movement and the legal protections of transnational citizenship. However, these benefits run up against a limit: they should be consistent with the normative basis of the national social contract.

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