This book argues that basing citizenship on singular and individual membership in a nation-state is no longer adequate, since the nation-state model itself is being severely eroded. It examines issues of citizenship and difference in the Asia-Pacific region.
Table of Contents
Preface, 1. The Crisis of Citizenship, 2. Theories of Citizenship, 3. Immigration, Minority Formation and Racialization, 4. Becoming a Citizen, 5. Being a Citizen, 6. Ethnic Mobilization and New Political Subjects, 7. The End of National Belonging, 8. Globalization and Citizenship in the Asia-Pacific Region, 9. Social Capital and the New Civics, 10. Postscript: Citizenship or Chaos?, Bibliography, Index
Stephen Castles is Professor and Director of the Centre for Multicultural Studies at the University of Wollongong, Australia and the author of The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World. Alastair Davidson is Professor of Politics at Monash and Inaugural Professor of Citizenship Studies, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. He is currently a Professorial Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, in Princeton, New Jersey.