Sociology: Book Series

Citizenship and Modern Society

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With a focus on the complex relationships between modernity, secularisation and religion, this series welcomes studies that employ the concept of citizenship as a specific theoretical approach to the analysis of the causes, processes, effects and consequences of major transformations in modern societies. Volumes in the series might be concerned with social and religious pluralism, or neo-liberalism and its impact on liberal democracy, welfare states or the transformation of cities.


Bryan S. Turner is Founder and Director of the Centre for Citizenship, Social Pluralism and Religious Diversity at the University of Potsdam, Germany. The author, co-author and co-editor of over seventy books, his recent works include The Religious and the Political: A Comparative Sociology of Religion; Religion and Modern Society: Citizenship, Secularisation and the State; Vulnerability and Human Rights; and The Body and Society: Explorations in Social Theory. He is also the editor of The Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology, The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory, and The Sage Handbook of Sociology.

Gregor Fitzi is Co-Director of the Centre for Citizenship, Social Pluralism and Religious Diversity at the University of Potsdam, Germany. The author of numerous books, he is the editor of the journal Simmel Studies.

Jürgen Mackert is Co-Director of the Centre for Citizenship, Social Pluralism and Religious Diversity at the University of Potsdam and Professor of Sociology in the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Potsdam Germany. He is the co-editor (with Bryan Turner) of the three-volume collection The Transformation of Citizenship.