Extending Citizenship, Reconfiguring States

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Citizenship has come under intense discussion recently because of threats to welfare and shifting immigration policies. The European Union has opened transnational citizenship rights and fledgling democracies throughout the world are struggling to establish their own versions of citizenship. "Extending Citizenship, Reconfiguring States" connects all these current discussions and places them in historical perspective. The book presents a thematically unified analysis of changing citizenship practices over two ...
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Overview

Citizenship has come under intense discussion recently because of threats to welfare and shifting immigration policies. The European Union has opened transnational citizenship rights and fledgling democracies throughout the world are struggling to establish their own versions of citizenship. "Extending Citizenship, Reconfiguring States" connects all these current discussions and places them in historical perspective. The book presents a thematically unified analysis of changing citizenship practices over two centuries-from the eve of the French Revolution to contemporary China. Showing how rights emerge with the appearance of new social groups and the reconfiguration of states, the authors identify conditions under which rights and citizenship expand as new groups develop within consolidated states as well as how rights and citizenship emerge within fragmented states with cross-cutting legal jurisdictions.

Author Biography: Michael Hanagan is adjunct professor at the New School for Social Research. Charles Tilly is Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science at Columbia University.

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Present 11 essays by sociologists, political scientists, and historians exploring the growth of the concepts of the citizen, the citizen's rights, and the citizen's responsibilities. The authors explore how these concepts may affect and be affected by the regional political grouping of the European Union. Among the topics discussed are the struggle against unemployment in Britain from 1884 to 1914, the prospects for transnational social policy, and women's collective agency as it affected the framing of citizenship rights. Also included is a bibliography listing related works. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Contemporary Sociology
A collection of very good articles, well edited by two outstanding scholars.
Ethnic and Racial Studies
An important attempt at reminding us that citizenship cannot be taken for granted as an inbuilt feature of nation-states. Comprehensive bibliography is provided at the end of this informative collection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847691272
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/14/1999
  • Edition number: 296
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Hanagan is adjunct professor at the New School for Social Research. Charles Tilly is Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science at Columbia University.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Changing Citizenship, Changing States 1
2 Burghers into Citizens: Urban and National Citizenship in the Netherlands during the Revolutionary Era (c. 1800) 17
3 Citizens in Search of a State: The Limits of Political Participation in the Late Ottoman Empire 37
4 Scripted Debates: Twentieth-Century Immigration and Citizenship Policy in Great Britain, Ireland, and the United States 67
5 Citizenship in Chinese History 97
6 The Right to Work and the Struggle against Unemployment: Britain, 1884-1914 123
7 Women's Collective Agency, Power Resources, and the Framing of Citizenship Rights 149
8 The Prospects for Transnational Social Policy: A Reappraisal 179
9 From Special to Specialized Rights: The Politics of Citizenship and Identity in the European Union 195
10 From Center to Periphery and Back Again: Reflections on the Geography of Democratic Innovation 229
11 Conclusion: Why Worry about Citizenship? 247
12 A Bibliography of Citizenship 261
Index 273
About the Contributors 285
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