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Citizenship between Past and Future

1st Edition

Edited by Engin F. Isin, Peter Nyers, Bryan S. Turner


166 pages

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Citizenship between Past and Future brings together some of the most prominent scholars in the field of citizenship studies to assess, critically and contextually, the ongoing significance of citizenship as an object of study.

The authors reflect on the major issues and debates that have emerged in the field of citizenship studies over the last decade as well as to point out some of the new challenges ahead. The book recasts traditional thinking about citizenship beyond issues of legal status and investigates it rather as a strategic concept that is central in the analysis of identity, participation, human rights, and emerging forms of political life.

Seeking to broaden the debate on the meaning, significance, and practices of citizenship, the authors engage with an impressive and challenging array of theoretical and substantive issues. Citizenship is investigated in terms of debates over inclusion and exclusion, statism and cosmopolitanism, status and rights, gender and race, and multiculturalism and global inequality. The book revitalizes the debate over a key political concept and offers new ways of thinking about citizenship that take into account contemporary challenges.

Table of Contents

‘Introduction: Why Citizenship’ Peter Nyers. ‘Investigating Citizenship: An Agenda for Citizenship Studies’ Engin F. Isin and Bryan S. Turner. ‘Twilight of Sovereignty or the Emergence of Cosmopolitan Norms?: Rethinking Citizenship in Volatile Times’ Seyla Benhabib. ‘Transformation of Citizenship: Status, Rights, Identity’ Christian Joppke. ‘Inclusive Citizenship: Realizing the Potential’ Ruth Lister. ‘European Citizenship: A Critical Assessment’ Gerard Delanty. ‘From Bounded to Flexible Citizenship: Lessons from Africa’ Francis B. Nyamnjoh. ‘Please Stay: Pied-a-Terre Subjects in the Megacity’ Aihwa Ong. ‘Towards a Post-Citizenship Society?: A Report from the Front’ Yoav Peled . ‘The Subject of Citizenship’ Anna Yeatman. ‘Is Multiculturalism Appropriate for the 21st Century?’ Tariq Modood. ‘Being Here: Ethical Territoriality and the Rights of Immigrants’ Linda Bosniak. ‘Citizenship and Global Distribution of Opportunity’ Ayelet Shachar. 'The Right to Territory and the Contemporary Transformation of European Citizenship' Enrica Rigo

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Foreign Exchange
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General