1st Edition

Citizenship Rights

By Igor Štiks, Jo Shaw Copyright 2013

    In today’s world all claims tend to be founded on or justified by ’rights’, be they political, social, economic or private. The ubiquity of this discourse has led to a blurring of the definition of what exactly constitutes rights, not to mention a blurring of the boundaries between different bundles of rights, their sources and the various institutional practices through which they are ’enjoyed’ or asserted. Particular attention needs to be paid to the category of ’citizenship rights’. Exactly how are they distinguished from human rights? This volume presents some of the most important reflections and studies on citizenship rights, both past and present. The contributions provide both thorough description and incisive analysis and place the question of citizenship rights into a wider historical, social and political perspective. As such, it offers a timely introduction to the current debates surrounding the rights and duties of both citizens and non-citizens alike, with a focus on the many ways in which citizenship is contested in the contemporary world. The volume is invaluable to scholars and students of citizenship studies, political and critical theory, human rights, sociology, urban development and law.

    Contents: Introduction: what do we talk about when we talk about citizenship rights?, Jo Shaw and Igor Å tiks; Part I What Are Citizenship Rights (and Duties)?: Propositions on citizenship, Étienne Balibar; Citizenship and social class, 40 years on, Tom Bottomore; Rights, relationality, and membership: rethinking the making and meaning of citizenship, Margaret R. Somers; Freedom from, in and through the state: T.H. Marshall’s trinity of rights revisited, Zygmunt Bauman; Two meanings of global citizenship: modern and diverse, James Tully. Part II Different Status, Different Rights: Citizens, residents, and aliens in a changing world: political membership in the global era, Seyla Benhabib; Multicultural states and intercultural citizens, Will Kymlicka; Temporary migrants, partial citizenship and hypermigration, Rainer Bauböck; Transformation of citizenship: status, rights, identity, Christian Joppke. Part III Citizenship Rights and Transnational Challenges: EU citizenship and political rights in an evolving European Union, Jo Shaw; Evaluating Union citizenship: belonging, rights and participation within the EU, Richard Bellamy; Transnational citizenship and the democratic state: modes of membership and voting rights, David Owen; Citizenship and identity: living in diasporas in post-war Europe?, Yasemin Nuhoglu Soysal. Part IV Struggles Over Citizenship Rights: Citizenship in flux: the figure of the activist citizen, Engin F. Isin; Mutations in citizenship, Aihwa Ong; The repositioning of citizenship: emergent subjects and spaces for politics, Saskia Sassen; Feminism, capitalism and the cunning of history, Nancy Fraser; Democratizing citizenship: some advantages of a basic income, Carole Pateman; Constructing sexual citizenship: theorizing sexual rights, Diane Richardson; The right to the city, David Harvey; Name index.


    Jo Shaw holds the Salvesen Chair of European Institutions and is Dean of Research and Deputy Head of the College of Humanities and Social Science, University of Edinburgh, UK. Igor Å tiks is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Law, University of Edinburgh, UK.