Citizenship: Discourse, Theory, and Transnational Prospects / Edition 1

Citizenship: Discourse, Theory, and Transnational Prospects / Edition 1

by Peter Kivisto, Thomas Faist
     
 

A significant addition to the growing body of literature in the field, this wide-ranging overview explores the important role of citizenship in the world’s liberal democracies and how it is evolving. Long a neglected topic in the social sciences, citizenship is now at the forefront of scholarly discussions on democracy worldwide. In an increasingly global

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A significant addition to the growing body of literature in the field, this wide-ranging overview explores the important role of citizenship in the world’s liberal democracies and how it is evolving. Long a neglected topic in the social sciences, citizenship is now at the forefront of scholarly discussions on democracy worldwide. In an increasingly global society, constructive dialogue on various themes shaping citizenship studies is indispensable.

Citizenship: Discourse, Theory, and Transnational Prospects reviews the four broadly conceived themes that shape contemporary citizenship – inclusion, erosion, withdrawal, and expansion – and highlights their interconnectedness. This important new look at the current and future state of citizenship will appeal to anyone interested in the study of immigration, political sociology, or globalization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405105514
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/31/2007
Series:
Key Themes in Sociology Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     1
Expansion or Erosion?     3
Four Themes     6
The Future of Citizenship     13
Inclusion     15
The Dialectic of Inclusion and Exclusion     17
Multiculturalism as a Mode of Inclusion     34
The Lesson to Be Drawn from Existing Theory and Praxis     47
Erosion     49
Dimensions of Citizenship     50
T. H. Marshall and the Expansion of Citizenship Rights     51
Critiques of the Welfare State     56
The Triumph of the Market over Citizenship?     66
Withdrawal     75
Individualism and Its Discontents: Tocqueville Revisited     77
Enter Putnam     84
The Third Way and Social Democracy     96
Expansion     102
Dual Citizenship     103
Which Nations Permit and Which Prohibit Dual Citizenship?     111
Nested Citizenship     122
Toward Global Citizenship?     128
Future Trends     130
Internal Factors Shaping Citizenship Regimes     131
Citizenship and Globalization     133
References     141
Index     161

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