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

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A significant addition to the growing body of literature on citizenship, this wide-ranging overview focuses on the importance, and changing nature, of citizenship. It introduces the varied discourses and theories that have arisen in recent years, and looks toward future scholarship in the field.

  • Offers an analytical assessment of the various thematic discourses and provides guidance in pulling together those discrete themes into a larger, more comprehensive framework
  • Identifies the four broadly conceived themes that shape the many discourses on contemporary citizenship – inclusion, erosion, withdrawal, and expansion
  • Includes a thorough introduction to the subject
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Editorial Reviews

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“Citizenship has emerged as one of the crucial issues in sociology, uniting such topics as globalization, immigration, multiculturalism and ethnic conflict, the future of the welfare state, and the meaning of contemporary national politics. Kivisto and Faist provide a lively introduction and show why the question of citizenship has come to supplant many of the traditional concerns of both the Left and Right.”
Stephen Turner, University of South Florida

“An impressive achievement. A comprehensive but concise account of the field of citizenship studies, delivering a decisive challenge to re-thinking citizenship.”
Bryan S. Turner, National University of Singapore

“Citizenship should be a central concern for sociology. Kivisto and Faist offer a concise and clear review of conceptual frameworks, historical trends, the current situation and future directions, which will be helpful to students and teachers alike.”
Craig Calhoun, New York University

“This work would be a useful primer for a class in political sociology or for any class that deals with ‘citizenship.’” Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405105514
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/31/2007
  • Series: Key Themes in Sociology Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Kivisto is Richard Swanson Professor of Social Thought and Professor and Chair of Sociology at Augustana College. He is the author of Immigrant Socialists in the United States (1984), For Democracy (1993), and Americans All (1995), and is the editor of The Ethnic Enigma (1989) and Multiculturalism in the United States (2000). Dr Kivisto is also the editor of The Sociological Quarterly.

Thomas Faist is Professor of Transnational Relations and Development Studies at the Faculty of Sociology at Bielefeld University. He is the author of The Volume and Dynamics of International Migration and Transnational Social Spaces (2000), Transnational Social Spaces (2004), and The Politics of Dual Citizenship in Europe (2007). He currently directs a project on transnational migration and development. He is the Deputy Editor of The Sociological Quarterly.

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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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