1st Edition

The Transformation of Citizenship 3 volume set

    596 Pages
    by Routledge

    596 Pages
    by Routledge

    At the beginning of the twenty-first century the consequences of fundamental global economic, political, social and cultural transformations that have  been underway for decades challenge modern citizenship. There can be no doubt that modern citizenship can no longer operate as it did in the second half of the twentieth century. Neither the politico-economic foundation nor the idea of political participation nor formerly clear-cut boundaries or the
    Western idea of peaceful deliberation about citizens’ rights can be taken for granted any longer. All over the world the rights of citizens have come under enormous pressure.

    This is true in the face of an extreme asymmetry of power between organised economic interests and citizens that try to defend once achieved standards of living; it is also true given new political centres of decision-making that are beyond the control of citizens; it is true for newly emerging boundaries that are mobilised in order to re-define arrangements of inclusion and exclusion; finally, it is true for growing resistance among the citizenries and violent upheavals against both autocratic and declining democratic regimes such as France and Great Britain. Against this background The Transformation of Citizenship addresses the basic question of how we can make sense of citizenship in the twenty-first century.

    These volumes make a strong plea for a reorientation of the sociology of citizenship and address serious threats of an ongoing erosion of citizenship rights. Arguing from different scientific perspectives, rather than offering new conceptions of citizenship as supposedly more adequate models of rights, membership and belonging, they deal with both the ways citizenship is transformed and the ways it operates in the face of fundamentally transformed conditions.


    Volume 1

    1. Introduction. A Political Economy of Citizenship, (Jürgen Mackert / Bryan S. Turner)

    2. Variegated Neoliberalism, Finance-dominated Accumulation and Citizenship, (Bob Jessop)

    3. Lawyers, Economists, and Citizens. The Impact of Neo-liberal European Governance on Citizenship, (Christian Schmidt-Wellenburg)

    4. Market Integration, Monetary Union and Democracy in the Eurozone. The Role of Germany, (Heiner Ganßmann)

    5. Varieties of Austerity Capitalism and the Rise of Secured Market Citizenship: The Neo-liberal Quest Against Social Citizenship, (Dieter Plehwe)

    6. How Grandpa Became a Welfare Queen. Social Insurance, the Economisation of Citizenship, and a New Political Economy of Moral Worth, (Margaret R. Somers)

    7. Why We Need a New Political Economy of Citizenship. Neo-liberalism, the Bank Crisis, and the ‘Panama Papers’, (Jürgen Mackert)

    8. Citizenship in Detroit in a Time of Bankruptcy, (Marc W. Kruman)

    9. The Social Bond of Consumer Citizens. Exploring Consumer Democracy with Actor-Network-Pragmatism, (Jörn Lamla)

    10. Citizenship in French Poor Neighbourhoods. From Civil Rights Movement to Transnational Islamist Terrorism, (Dietmar Loch)

    11. Strategies of Households in Precarious Prosperity in Chile, Costa Rica, Spain and Switzerland, (Monica Budowski and Sebastian Schief)

    12. Demography and Social Citizenship, (John C. Torpey and Bryan S. Turner)


    Volume 2

    1. Introduction. Citizenship and Its Boundaries, (Jürgen Mackert / Bryan S. Turner)

    2. Citizenship as Political Membership. A Fundamental Strand of Twentieth and Twenty-first Century European History, (Dieter Gosewinkel)

    3. Secular Law and Sharia. Accommodation and Friction, (Christian Joppke)


    Jürgen Mackert is Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Economics and the Social Sciences, and Co-Director of the Centre for Citizenship, Social Pluralism and Religious Diversity at Potsdam University, Germany.

    Bryan S. Turner is a professor in the Institute for Religion Politics and Society the Australian Catholic University Melbourne and the Director of the Centre for Citizenship, Social Pluralism and Religious Diversity at Potsdam University, Germany. He is the Max Planck Research Award Winner of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Max Planck Society 2015. He is Honorary Professor at Potsdam University, Germany.