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Citizenship and Social Theory : Politics and Culture - Professor Bryan S. Turner

Citizenship and Social Theory

Politics and Culture

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Published: 1st June 1993
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This volume explores the nature of citizenship in contemporary society, and theories about citizenship in the social sciences. Going beyond both traditional and liberal theories of democracies and Marxist theories of civil society, international scholars rethink the relationship between the individual and the state, community and family. They assess how social and political participation is changing in the modern world. The authors investigate the historical roots of citizenship, and its development alongside the national state and urban society. They relate it to issues of welfare and of the market and look at the implications of citizenship for problems of belonging, identity and personality. The final chapter asks whether the subordination of nation states to supranational institutions will replace state citizenship with a global conception of human rights. This interdisciplinary assessment should be of interest to lecturers and students in sociology, political science, political philosophy and social policy.

`An interesting collection of essays which examine the relevance of the concept of citizenship for the current debates in social and political theory' - Political Studies

Contemporary Problems in the Theory of Citizenship
Citizenship in the Modern West
Citizenship, Class Inequality and Resentment
Citizenship in a Liberal Society
Cultural Foundations of Modern Citizenship
Psychology and Citizenship
Identity and Belonging
The Fragile Ethical Vision of Civil Society
Outline of the Theory of Human Rights
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ISBN: 9780803986121
ISBN-10: 0803986122
Series: Politics and Culture
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st June 1993
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.27