Citizenship as a Human Right

The Fundamental Right to a Specific Citizenship

Author: Gonçalo Matias

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137593849

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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This book examines a stringent problem of current migration societies—whether or not to extend citizenship to resident migrants. Undocumented migration has been an active issue for many decades in the USA, and became a central concern in Europe following the Mediterranean migrant crisis. In this innovative study based on the basic principles of transnational citizenship law and the naturalization pattern around the world, Matias purports that it is possible to determine that no citizen in waiting should be permanently excluded from citizenship. Such a proposition not only imposes a positive duty overriding an important dimension of sovereignty but it also gives rise to a discussion about undocumented migration. With its transnational law focus, and cases from public international law courts, European courts and national courts, Citizenship as a Human Right: The Fundamental Right to a Specific Citizenship may be applied to virtually anywhere in the world.
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Participation, Citizenship and Trust in Children's Lives

Author: H. Warming

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137295783

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

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This book critically analyzes and theorizes trust dynamics in children's lives and how they impact upon children's participation, citizenship and well-being, drawing on a wealth of empirical evidence that examines trust in various institutional and cultural contexts.
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Language Policies and (Dis)Citizenship

Rights, Access, Pedagogies

Author: Prof. Vaidehi Ramanathan

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783090219

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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This volume explores the concept of 'citizenship', and argues that it should be understood both as a process of becoming and the ability to participate fully, rather than as a status that can be inherited, acquired, or achieved. From a courtroom in Bulawayo to a nursery in Birmingham, the authors use local contexts to foreground how the vulnerable, particularly those from minority language backgrounds, continue to be excluded, whilst offering a powerful demonstration of the potential for change offered by individual agency, resistance and struggle. In addressing questions such as 'under what local conditions does "dis-citizenship" happen?'; 'what role do language policies and pedagogic practices play?' and 'what kinds of margins and borders keep humans from fully participating'? The chapters in this volume shift the debate away from visas and passports to more uncertain and contested spaces of interpretation.
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Contesting Citizenship

Author: Birte Siim,Judith Squires

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131798398X

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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This new book shows how citizenship, and its meaning and form, has become a vital site of contestation. It clearly demonstrates how whilst minority groups struggle to redefine the rights of citizenship in more pluralized forms, the responsibilities of citizenship are being reaffirmed by democratic governments concerned to maintain the common political culture underpinning the nation. In this context, one of the central questions confronting contemporary state and their citizens is how recognition of socio-cultural ‘differences’ can be integrated into a universal conception of citizenship that aims to secure equality for all. Equality policies have become a central aspect of contemporary European public policy. The ‘equality/difference’ debate has been a central concern of recent feminist theory. The need to recognize diversity amongst women, and to work with the concept of ‘intersectionality’ has become widespread amongst political theory. Meanwhile European states have each been negotiating the demands of ethnicity, disability, sexuality, religion, age and gender in ways shaped by their own institutional and cultural histories. This book was previously published as a special issue of Critical Review of International Social & Political Philosophy (CRISPP).
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Tragedy and International Relations

Author: T. Erskine,R. Lebow

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230390331

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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Nowhere are clashes between competing ethical perspectives more prevalent than in the realm of International Relations. Thus, understanding tragedy is directly relevant to understanding IR. This volume explores the various ways that tragedy can be used as a lens through which international relations might be brought into clearer focus.
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Territories of Citizenship

Author: L. Beckman,E. Erman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137031700

Category: Political Science

Page: 172

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A comprehensive exploration of theories of citizenship and inclusiveness in an age of globalization. The authors analyze democracy and the political community in a transnational context, using new critical, conceptual and normative perspectives on the borders, territories and political agents of the state.
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Zoopolis

Eine politische Theorie der Tierrechte

Author: Sue Donaldson,Will Kymlicka

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518734326

Category: Nature

Page: 608

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Massentierhaltung, Fleischskandale, Tierversuche – unser Umgang mit Tieren ist längst kein Nischenthema mehr, für das sich lediglich Aktivisten oder Ethiker interessieren, sondern steht im Fokus breiter öffentlicher Debatten. Allerdings konzentrieren sich die Diskussionen zumeist auf Fragen der Moral, darauf, welche moralischen Rechte und Interessen wir Tieren aufgrund ihrer Eigenschaften und Fähigkeiten – zum Beispiel Schmerzen zu empfinden – zuschreiben müssen und welche moralischen Pflichten sich daraus für uns ergeben. Sue Donaldson und Will Kymlicka gehen weit darüber hinaus und behaupten, dass Tiere auch politische Rechte haben. Im Rückgriff auf avancierte Theorien der Staatsbürgerschaft argumentieren sie dafür, ihnen neben unverletzlichen Grundrechten einen je gruppenspezifischen politischen Status zuzusprechen. Das heißt konkret: Bürgerrechte für domestizierte Tiere, Souveränität für Gemeinschaften von Wildtieren sowie ein »Stammgastrecht« für jene, die zwar nicht domestiziert sind, aber in unmittelbarer Nachbarschaft zu uns leben. »Zoopolis« macht auf so kluge wie eindringliche Weise ernst mit der Tatsache, dass wir mit den Tieren untrennbar verbunden sind. Elegant und keineswegs nur für Spezialisten geschrieben, entwirft es eine neue, folgenreiche Agenda für das künftige Zusammenleben mit diesen Geschöpfen, denen wir mehr schulden als unser Mitleid. Das Tier, so sagt dieses Buch, ist ein genuin politisches Wesen. Wir schulden ihm auch Gerechtigkeit.
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Global Religions and International Relations: A Diplomatic Perspective

Author: P. Ferrara

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113740082X

Category: Social Science

Page: 127

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With a religious re-emergence in international relations, this book provides an introduction to the role religions play within the global political arena. Culled from theoretical, practical, and real-world experiences, Ferrara explains the role religion now plays in global affairs on diplomatic and political levels.
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Christianity in Chinese Public Life: Religion, Society, and the Rule of Law

Author: J. Carpenter,K. den Dulk,Kevin R. den Dulk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137410183

Category: Social Science

Page: 127

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This book analyzes the interaction of religion, society, and governance in China - suggesting it is much more subtle and complex than common convention suggests. The edited work addresses civic engagement, religion, Christianity, and the rule of law in contemporary Chinese society.
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Rethinking Education for Social Cohesion

International Case Studies

Author: M. Shuayb

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283904

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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This book addresses current debates in the field of social cohesion. It examines the ethics and policy making of social cohesion and explores various means for promoting social cohesion including history education, citizenship education, language, human rights based teacher training and school partnerships.
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Minority Language Promotion, Protection and Regulation

The Mask of Piety

Author: C. Williams

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137000848

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 343

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This is an analysis of the promises and contradictions surrounding contemporary minority language policy. It draws on theoretical and real-world perspectives and interviews with key players within European institutions together with field work undertaken principally in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Basque Country, Catalonia and Canada.
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Martin Luther King Jr., Homosexuality, and the Early Gay Rights Movement

Keeping the Dream Straight?

Author: Michael G. Long,Desmond Tutu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137275529

Category: History

Page: 191

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Martin Luther King, Jr., was not an advocate of homosexual rights, nor was he an enemy; however both sides of the debate have used his words in their arguments, including his widow, in support of gay rights, and his daughter, in rejection. This fascinating situation poses the problem that Michael G. Long seeks to address and resolve.
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Shopping and Crime

Author: J. Bamfield

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230393551

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

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An interdisciplinary study of retail crime as a cultural phenomenon, drawing on economics, criminology and management to present a comprehensive explanation for the growth in retail thefts. This topical study explores crime prevention as a management issue, using criminomics, a concept based on commercial realities rather than maximising arrests.
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The European Union’s Normative Power in Central Asia

Promoting Values and Defending Interests

Author: G. Voloshin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137443944

Category: Political Science

Page: 96

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The normative power of the European Union has historically been a key element of its foreign policy. This study considers the EU's Central Asia policy, questioning whether the EU's normative power can work in this remote region.
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Cross Border Migrant Organizations in Comparative Perspective

Author: L. Pries,Z. Sezgin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137035110

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

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This book analyzes the aims, activities and structures of cross border migrant organizations in four European countries of arrival and seven countries of origin, exploring different patterns of cross-border resource mobilization and coordination.
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Shifting Boundaries of Belonging and New Migration Dynamics in Europe and China

Author: L. Pries

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230369723

Category: Political Science

Page: 209

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This book explores the role that boundary making plays in creating a societal understanding of current migration dynamics and, by extension, in legitimising migration regimes. By comparing most recent developments in Europe and China, it reveals insights on convergent social and political practices of boundary making under divergent conditions.
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Cultural Change and Persistence

New Perspectives on Development

Author: W. Ascher,J. Heffron

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230117333

Category: Social Science

Page: 263

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This book is about the ways that traditional cultural practices either change or persist in the face of social and economic development, whether the latter proceeds primarily from internal or external forces.
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Universal Rights, Systemic Violations, and Cultural Relativism in Morocco

Author: O. Glacier

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137339616

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

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Are universal rights bound to colonialism? Are they culturally imperialistic? By juxtaposing Morocco's practice of torture with its discourse of cultural relativism, this study links popular resistance to universal rights to a deliberate politics that delegitimizes those very same rights, requiring a new, more inclusive system of universalism.
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Postdemokratie

Author: Colin Crouch

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518785303

Category: Political Science

Page: 159

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"Postdemokratie": Dieser Begriff des Politikwissenschaftlers Colin Crouch wurde nach dem Erscheinen der Originalausgabe seines Buches zum Kristallisationspunkt der Debatte um Politikverdrossenheit, Sozialabbau und Privatisierung. Crouch hat dabei ein politisches System im Auge, dessen demokratische Institutionen zwar weiterhin formal existieren, das von Bürgern und Politikern aber nicht länger mit Leben gefüllt wird. Der polemische Essay, der in Italien und Großbritannien bereits als Klassiker der Gegenwartsdiagnose gilt, liegt nun endlich auch in deutscher Übersetzung vor.
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Europeanization and Tolerance in Turkey

The Myth of Toleration

Author: A. Kaya

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137318198

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

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The book questions the popularity of the notion of tolerance in Turkey, and argues that the regime of tolerance has been strengthened in parallel with the Europeanization process, which has boosted the rhetoric of the Alliance of Civilizations in a way that culturalized what is social and political.
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