This book presents a clear and comprehensive overview of citizenship, which has become one of the most important political ideas of our time. The author, an experienced textbook writer and teacher, uses a postmodern theory of citizenship to ask topical questions as:
* Can citizenship exist without the nation-state?
* What should the balance be between our rights and responsibilities?
* Should we enjoy group as well as individual rights?
* Is citizenship relevant to our private as well as our public lives?
* Have processes of globalisation rendered citizenship redundant?
1. The Idea of Citzenship 2. Citizenship and the Nation-State 3. Rights and Responsibilities 4. Pluralism and Difference 5. Enhancing Citizenship 6. Citizenship in a Global Age 7. Conclusion