1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Global Citizenship Studies

Edited By Engin Isin, Peter Nyers Copyright 2014
    644 Pages
    by Routledge

    644 Pages
    by Routledge

    Citizenship studies is at a crucial moment of globalizing as a field. What used to be mainly a European, North American, and Australian field has now expanded to major contributions featuring scholarship from Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

    The Routledge Handbook of Global Citizenship Studies takes into account this globalizing moment. At the same time, it considers how the global perspective exposes the strains and discords in the concept of ‘citizenship’ as it is understood today. With over fifty contributions from international, interdisciplinary experts, the Handbook features state-of-the-art analyses of the practices and enactments of citizenship across broad continental regions (Africas, Americas, Asias and Europes) as well as deterritorialized forms of citizenship (Diasporicity and Indigeneity). Through these analyses, the Handbook provides a deeper understanding of citizenship in both empirical and theoretical terms.

    This volume sets a new agenda for scholarly investigations of citizenship. Its wide-ranging contributions and clear, accessible style make it essential reading for students and scholars working on citizenship issues across the humanities and social sciences.

    Introduction: Globalizing Citizenship Studies.  Navigating Global Citizenship Studies.  Part I: Struggles for Citizenship  1. Contested Citizenship of the Arab Spring and Beyond  2. Genealogies of Autonomous Mobility  3. Global Citizenship in an Insurrectional Era  4. In Life Through Death: Transgressive Citizenship at the Border  Part II: Positioning Citizenships  5. Decolonizing Global Citizenship  6. Practicing Citizenship From the Ordinary to the Activist  7. Sexual Citizenship and Cultural Imperialism  8. Topologies of Citizenship  9. Citizenship Beyond State Sovereignty  10. A Post-Marshallian Conception of Global Social Citizenship  11. Can There Be a Global Historiography of Citizenship?  12. Regimes of Citizenship  Part III: Africas  13. Citizenship in Africa: The Politics of Belonging  14. Trends in Citizenship Law and Politics in Africa since the Colonial Era  15. Activist Citizens and the Politics of Mobility in Osire Refugee Camp  16. Struggles of Citizenship in Sudan  17. Transformations of Nationality Legislation in North Africa  18. Conviviality and Negotiations with Belonging in Urban Africa  19. Citizenship Struggles in the Maghreb  20. Struggles for Citizenship in South Africa  Part IV: Americas  21 .Transformations in Imaginings and Practices of Citizenship in Latin America  22. Ecological Citizenship in Latin America  23. Citizenship and Foreignness in Canada  24. Performances of Citizenship in the Caribbean  25. Non-Citizen Citizenship in Canada and the United States  Part V: Asias  26. Emerging Forms of Citizenship in the Arab World  27. The Invention of Citizenship


    Engin Isin is Professor of Citizenship in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the Open University, UK. He currently serves as co-chief editor of Citizenship Studies, and is widely published within the field itself.

    Peter Nyers is Associate Professor of the Politics of Citizenship and Intercultural Relations in the Department of Political Science at McMaster University, Canada. He is co-chief editor of Citizenship Studies, and has made many other contributions to the field of citizenship studies.