The Condition of Democracy
Volume 2: Contesting Citizenship
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Democracy and citizenship are conceptually and empirically contested. Against the backdrop of recent and current profound transformations in and of democratic societies, this volume presents and discusses acute contestations, within and beyond national borders and boundaries. Democracy’s crucial relationships, between state and citizenry as well as amongst citizens, are rearranged and re-ordered in various spheres and arenas, impacting on core democratic principles such as accountability, legitimacy, participation, and trust. This volume addresses these refigurations by bringing together empirical analyses and conceptual considerations regarding the access to and exclusion from citizenship rights in the face of migration regulation and institutional transformation, and the role of violence in maintaining or undermining social order. With its critical reflection on the consequences and repercussions of such processes for citizens’ everyday lives and for the meaning of citizenship altogether, this book transgresses disciplinary boundaries and puts into dialogue the perspectives of political theory and sociology.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Considering Democracies
Part 1: Contesting Borders and Boundaries
1. International Migration, Rights and the Retreat of Inclusive Citizenship Rights
2. Fighting for Access to Democratic Societies – Church Asylum as Ultima Ratio
Max Oliver Schmidt
3. The Migrant and the Demos: Democracy in the Age of Anxiety
Part 2: The Violence of Democracies
4. The Violence of Politics and the Participation of Citizens
5. The Rise of Right-Wing Violence in Germany and the Crisis of Social Trust in Nonviolent Routines
Eddie Hartmann and Felix Lang
6. ‘Beyond Legal Reference’ – The Yemen War
Part 3: The Refiguration of Institutions
7. The Capture of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal and Its Impact on the Protection of the Rights and Freedoms of Citizens
8. The Rise of Authoritarianism in the European Union: The Case of Hungary
András Bozóki and Daniel Hegedüs
9. Turkey’s Regime Transformation and New National Security State: The Judicialization of Politics, Everyday Police Emergency and Marginalising Citizenship
Jürgen Mackert is Professor of Sociology and co-director of the ‘Centre for Citizenship, Social Pluralism and Religious Pluralism’ at Potsdam University, Germany. His research interests include sociology of citizenship, political economy, closure theory, collective violence. Recent publication: Social life as struggle: exclusionary politics and the possibility of solidary counterstrategies, SOZIALPOLITIK.CH (2021).
Hannah Wolf is a Researcher and Lecturer at the Chair for General Sociology at the University of Potsdam, and associate member at the DFG-collaborative research centre "Re-Figuration of Spaces". Her research interests include urban sociology, theories of space and place, and citizenship studies. Latest publication: Am Ende der Globalisierung: Über die Refiguration von Räumen (ed. with Martina Löw, Volkan Sayman and Jona Schwerer), 2021, transcript.
Bryan S. Turner is Research Professor of Sociology at the Australian Catholic University (Sydney), Emeritus Professor at the Graduate Center CUNY, Honorary Max Planck Professor Potsdam University Germany, and Research Fellow the Edward Cadbury Center, University of Birmingham, UK. He holds a Cambridge Litt.D. In 2020 with Rob Stones he published ‘Successful Societies: Decision-making and the quality of attentiveness’, British Journal of Sociology, 71(1), 183–202.