1st Edition

Challenging Citizenship
Group Membership and Cultural Identity in a Global Age

Edited By

Sor-hoon Tan

ISBN 9781138378926
Published June 5, 2019 by Routledge
212 Pages

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Book Description

Over the last ten years citizenship has become an area of interdisciplinary research and teaching in its own right. This book highlights that globalization poses new challenges for established understandings and practices of citizenship, and that intellectual work is required to fashion models of citizenship better suited to present problems and realities. In particular, this volume emphasizes the pluralization of identities and communities within states brought about by such forces as mass immigration, global communication, substate regionalism and more generally the fragmentation of modern notions of nation. The challenge is to devise forms of democracy and political identity adequate to these 'globalized' conditions. Ideally suited to anyone interested in globalization, cultural diversity and citizenship.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: globalization and citizenship, Sor-hoon Tan; Migration and cultural diversity: implications for national and global citizenship, April Carter; A refugee and a citizen of the world, C.L. Ten; Justice for migrant workers? foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong and Singapore, Daniel A. Bell; The globalization of citizenship, Barry Hindess; Active citizens or an inert people?, James E. Tiles; Socratic citizenship: the limits of deliberative democracy, Catherine Audard; Liberalism, identity, minority rights, Alan Montefiore; Models of multicultural citizenship: comparing Asia and the West, Will Kymlicka; Montaigne's cannibals and multiculturalism, Cecilia Wee; Citizenship and cultural equality, Baogang He; On the Confucian idea of citizenship, A.T. Nuyen; Exemplary world citizens as civilized local communicators: politics and culture in the global aspirations of Confucianism, Sor-hoon Tan; Conclusion: meeting challenges, Sor-hoon Tan; Index.

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Sor-hoon Tan is Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore, Singapore.


’What is the status of citizenship today? Can there be a transnational or cosmopolitan citizenship? But what kind of "city" would cosmopolitans inhabit as citizens? With keen insight and from a number of angles the papers collected in this volume explore these questions crucial in our time of globalization, mass migrations, and terror wars.’ Fred Dallmayr, University of Notre Dame, USA