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The Condition of Citizenship : Politics and Culture : A Theory, Culture & Society - Bart van Steenbergen

The Condition of Citizenship

Politics and Culture : A Theory, Culture & Society

By: Bart van Steenbergen (Editor)

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Published: 1st March 1994
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This volume explores the different ways in which the idea of citizenship can be seen as a unifying concept in understanding contemporary social change. The text outlines traditional linkages between citizenship and public participation, national identity and social welfare, and shows the relevance of citizenship for a range of contemporary issues extending from global change through gender to the environment. The issues explored include the challenge of internationalization to the nation state and its effect on national identity; the contested nature of citizenship in relation to poverty, work and welfare; redefining citizenship in relation to gender inequality, and the potential for new concepts of environmental citizenship and cultural citizenship. It is suitable for students and academics in politics, sociology and social policy.

`The quality and diverstiy of the contributions to this book makes it a welcomed addition to the growing literature on citizenship' - Political Studies



`This is a thoughtful and thought-provoking book... provide[s] some of the deftest short accounts of the history of the idea and practice of citizenship that I have seen... The organisers of the conference from which this book arose and its editor are to be congratulated for a collection of essays which, individually and as a whole, are scholarly and to the point in their tackling of important issues' - Journal of Public Policy

The Condition of Citizenship
An Introduction
The Changing Quality of Citizenship
Citizenship and National Identity
Four Conceptions of Citizenship
Citizenship and the Inner City Ghetto Poor
Citizenship, Work and Welfare
Marriage and the Boundaries of Citizenship
Civil Citizenship against Social Citizenship?
Citizenship and Civil Society in Central Europe
The Making of Global Citizenship
Towards a Global Ecological Citizen
Postmodern Culture/Modern Citizens
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ISBN: 9780803988811
ISBN-10: 0803988818
Series: Politics and Culture : A Theory, Culture & Society
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st March 1994
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34