Since the seventeenth century liberal thinkers have been interested in the rights of individuals and their capacities to engage as free equals in the political activity of their community. However, as many in the republican tradition have noted, the maintenance of certain types of communities - predicated on broadly shared ethical expectations, modes of communication and patterns of activity - is a precondition of the meaningful exercise of citizenship rights.
This volume presents essays from many of the major names in the field, exploring citizenship from a fresh perspective. After two decades of strident individualism, in the light of claims that the liberal democratic state is under threat of collapse from the forces of globalization, and in the midst of a theoretical debate about the possible and desirable limits of individual autonomy, they argue that it is high time to go beyond the standard concern of what can be ascribed to citizens. We must ask what should be demanded of them, in the name of the protection of liberty, equality and stability.
Part 1 Civil society and economic justice: the end of citizenship?, Erik Erikson and Jarle Weigand; the state in (and of) feminist visions of political citizenship, Judith Squires; justice and reciprocity, Bill Jordan; should talent be taxed?, Stuart White; social and cultural integration in a civil society, Rainer Baubock. Part 2 Citizen dispositions: modus vivendi citizenship, Duncan Ivision; civil citizens, Catriona McKinnon; motivating liberal citizenship, Mark Philip. Part 3 Identity: equality of recognition and the liberal theory of citizenship, Alan Patten; the challenge of reimaging citizenship and belonging in multicultural and multinational societies, James Tully; must Europe be Belgian?, P. van Parijs. Part 4 Patriotism: republicanism, ethnicity and nationalism, M. Ignatieff; republican partiotism, M. Viroli; patriotism is not enough, Margaret Canovan.
Series: Continuum Collection
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 14th November 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1