278 pages | 3 B/W Illus.
This book provides readers – students, researchers, academics, policy-makers, activists and interested non-specialists – with a sophisticated understanding of contemporary discussion, analysis and theorizing of issues pertaining to conflict, citizenship and civil society. It does so through thirteen pieces of most recent in-depth sociological research that delve on: challenges to citizenship, civil society and citizenship in early and late modernity, the reflexive imperative in transformations of civil society, social conflict challenges to social science approaches, methodology and explanatory power, gender, minorities-immigrants-refugees and the extension of citizenship, violence in modernity, the place of civil society for sociology, and postcolonialism, trauma, and civil society.
1. Introduction Partick Baert and Sokratis Koniordos Part 1: Conceptual Explorations 2. New Challenges to Citizenship Giovanna Procacci 3.Civil Society and Citizenship in Early and Late Modernity Nikos Mouzelis 4. Reflexivity’s Transformations: The Demise of Routine Action and its Consequences for Civil Society Margaret S. Archer 5. Conflict, Citizenship and Civil Society: How Emerging Social Conflicts Challenge Social Science Approaches Donatella Della Porta Part 2: Thematizing Conflict, Citizenship and Civil Society 6. Citizenship, Civil Society and Conflict: A Gendered Perspective Ruth Lister 7. Caring and Social Citizenship: Gender Matters Arnlaug Leira 8. Democratization in Central and Eastern Europe and the Changing Nature of Minority Issues Janusz Mucha 9. The Extension of Citizenship Rights to Non-Citizens Maria I. Baganha 10. From Rights to Duties? Welfare and Citizenship for Immigrants and Refugees in Scandinavia Anniken Hagelund and Grete Brochmann Part 3: Rethinking Conflict, Citizenship and Civil Society 11. Conflict, Violence and Civil Society: An Attempt at Understanding Violence in Modernity Consuelo Corradi 12. Recovering Civil Society: Does Sociology Need It? David McCrone 13. Putting Society Together: What Qualitative Research Can and Cannot Say about Identities in Civil Society David Silverman 14. Postcolonialism, Trauma, and Civil Society Jeffrey C. Alexander 15. Trajectories of Civil Society: New Political Spaces, Institutionalization and Conflict Carlo Ruzza
Europe is currently undergoing massive change. In the former Eastern Europe, societies are adapting to post-communist regimes and economies and facing the implications of war in the Balkans. In the west the increased integration of the European Union impacts on every aspect of legal, economic and political life. The whole of Europe is going through major transformations in terms of gender, race and class. This series published by Routledge with the European Sociological Association, provides a forum for sociological responses to these developments.