A multidisciplinary assessment of issues surrounding citizenship.
Beyond its emotional resonance and cultural ramifications, citizenship provides the legal and social framework for individual autonomy and political democracy. Recently, the question of citizenship has gained renewed attention in response to major trends worldwide -- democratization in Eastern Europe, a rise in ethnic and national conflict, and an increase in global migration. In this multidisciplinary volume, leading scholars offer analyses of the debates surrounding these changes while interrogating traditional views of citizenship.
The Citizenship Debates begins with an introduction followed by a number of essays, organized for optimal classroom use, addressing the recent revision of the idea of citizenship through a neoliberal viewpoint, succeeded by critiques from communitarian, social-democratic, nationalist, feminist, and multiculturalist perspectives.
|Introduction: The Evolving Tradition of Citizenship||p. 1|
|The Ideal of Citizenship since Classical Times||p. 31|
|Citizenship in Ancient and Medieval Cities||p. 43|
|Justice as Fairness in the Liberal Polity||p. 53|
|Citizenship and Community: Civic Republicanism and the Modern World||p. 75|
|Citizenship and Social Class||p. 93|
|Contract versus Charity: Why Is There No Social Citizenship in the United States?||p. 113|
|Immigration, Citizenship, and the Nation-State in France and Germany||p. 131|
|Multicultural Citizenship||p. 167|
|Toward a Postnational Model of Membership||p. 189|
|Citizenship in a Woman-Friendly Polity||p. 221|
|The Dynamics of Citizenship in Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process||p. 251|
|Polity and Group Difference: A Critique of the Ideal of Universal Citizenship||p. 263|
|The Civil Society Argument||p. 291|
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Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st February 1998
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 14.9 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43