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Globalisation and Citizenship
The Transnational Challenge

ISBN 9780415599573
Published August 20, 2010 by Routledge
222 Pages

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Book Description

This wide-ranging volume explores the impact of globalization upon citizenship, with a special focus on the transnational challenges that globalization poses.

While there is much debate over the concept, globalization implies at least two distinct phenomena. First, it suggests that political, economic and social activities are becoming increasingly inter-regional or intercontinental in scope. Secondly, it suggests that there has been an intensification of levels of interaction and interconnectedness between states and societies. Citizenship, as one of the foundational concepts of the modern liberal democratic states, provides the normative framework within which globalization debates may be understood and evaluated. It also examines how different concepts, theories and practices of citizenship are evolving in response to globalization. Central questions explored in this text are:

• How does globalization challenge traditional conceptions of citizenship in specific respects?
• How is globalization creating new citizenships or new civil society spaces?
• How is transnational citizenship developing and what problems are associated with it in specific areas?

Discussing the theoretical and practical prospects for new forms of liberal, republican and cosmopolitan citizenship, Globalisation and Citizenship will appeal to students and scholars in the fields of international relations, globalization, sociology and political science.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Globalisation and Citizenship Steven Slaughter and Wayne Hudson  Part 1: Globalisation: Challenges to Traditional Conceptions of Citizenship  1. Theorising Citizenship in a Global Age Gerard Delanty  2. Globalisation and Citizenship in Japan John Clammer  3. Chinese Citizenship and Globalisation Michael Keane  Part 2: Prospects for the Development of Global Citizenship and Democracy  4. Journalism and Democracy across Borders John Keane  5. Global Citizenship: A Realist Critique Danilo Zolo  6. Cosmopolitanism and Republican Citizenship Steven Slaughter  7. Friends, Citizens and Globalisation Haig Patapan  8. Particularism, Human Rights and the Transnational Challenge Andrew Vincent  Part 3: New Transnational Citizenships and New Civil Society Spaces  9. Transnational Citizenship and Direct Action April Carter  10. Social Movement Unionism Andrew Vandenberg  11. Can Corporations be Citizens? Jeremy Moon, Andrew Crane and Dirk Matten  12. Transnational Activism and Indigenous Rights: Implications for National Citizenship Ravi De Costa  13. Globalization and Practical Utopianism Wayne Hudson

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Wayne Hudson is a Professor in the School of Arts, Media and Culture at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. Steven Slaughter is a Lecturer in International Relations at Deakin University, Victoria, Australia.