|Author(s)||Dave Edye and Graham Copp|
|Editor||Alistair Ross, Curricula for Citizenship in Europe|
Comments: The process of European Integration often seems to advance inexorably without any real participation from the European demos and appears as a distant project to most European citizens (Chryssochoou 1998:70). The process of this predominantly elite-driven and exclusive project was subject to severe scrutiny and opposition during the national debates surrounding the ratification of the Maastricht Treaty. Even though the treaty introduced for the first time a category of European citizen (Article 8), for most Europeans it meant and continues to mean very little.