Extending Citizenship, Reconfiguring States

Author: Michael P. Hanagan,Charles Tilly

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847691289

Category: Political Science

Page: 287

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Extending Citizenship, Reconfiguring States presents a thematically unified analysis of changing citizenship practices over two centuries-from the eve of the French Revolution to contemporary China.
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Democratic Citizenship and the Free Movement of People

Author: Willem Maas

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004243283

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

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Democratic states guarantee free movement within their territory to all citizens, as a core right of citizenship. Similarly, the European Union guarantees EU citizens and members of their families the right to live and the right to work anywhere within EU territory. Such rights reflect the project of equality and undifferentiated individual rights for all who have the status of citizen, but they are not uncontested. Despite citizenship's promise of equality, barriers, incentives, and disincentives to free movement make some citizens more equal than others. This book challenges the normal way of thinking about freedom of movement by identifying the tensions between the formal ideals that governments, laws, and constitutions expound and actual practices, which fall short.
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Routledge Handbook of Global Citizenship Studies

Author: Engin F. Isin,Peter Nyers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136237968

Category: Political Science

Page: 644

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Citizenship studies is at a crucial moment of globalizing as a field. What used to be mainly a European, North American, and Australian field has now expanded to major contributions featuring scholarship from Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The Routledge Handbook of Global Citizenship Studies takes into account this globalizing moment. At the same time, it considers how the global perspective exposes the strains and discords in the concept of ‘citizenship’ as it is understood today. With over fifty contributions from international, interdisciplinary experts, the Handbook features state-of-the-art analyses of the practices and enactments of citizenship across broad continental regions (Africas, Americas, Asias and Europes) as well as deterritorialized forms of citizenship (Diasporicity and Indigeneity). Through these analyses, the Handbook provides a deeper understanding of citizenship in both empirical and theoretical terms. This volume sets a new agenda for scholarly investigations of citizenship. Its wide-ranging contributions and clear, accessible style make it essential reading for students and scholars working on citizenship issues across the humanities and social sciences.
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Race, Nation, and Citizenship in Postcolonial Africa

The Case of Tanzania

Author: Ronald Aminzade

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107436052

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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Nationalism has generated violence, bloodshed, and genocide, as well as patriotic sentiments that encourage people to help fellow citizens and place public responsibilities above personal interests. This study explores the contradictory character of African nationalism as it unfolded over decades of Tanzanian history in conflicts over public policies concerning the rights of citizens, foreigners, and the nation's Asian racial minority. These policy debates reflected a history of racial oppression and foreign domination and were shaped by a quest for economic development, racial justice, and national self-reliance.
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Radical Moves

Caribbean Migrants and the Politics of Race in the Jazz Age

Author: Lara Putnam

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807838136

Category: History

Page: 336

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In the generations after emancipation, hundreds of thousands of African-descended working-class men and women left their homes in the British Caribbean to seek opportunity abroad: in the goldfields of Venezuela and the cane fields of Cuba, the canal construction in Panama, and the bustling city streets of Brooklyn. But in the 1920s and 1930s, racist nativism and a brutal cascade of antiblack immigration laws swept the hemisphere. Facing borders and barriers as never before, Afro-Caribbean migrants rethought allegiances of race, class, and empire. In Radical Moves, Lara Putnam takes readers from tin-roof tropical dancehalls to the elegant black-owned ballrooms of Jazz Age Harlem to trace the roots of the black-internationalist and anticolonial movements that would remake the twentieth century. From Trinidad to 136th Street, these were years of great dreams and righteous demands. Praying or "jazzing," writing letters to the editor or letters home, Caribbean men and women tried on new ideas about the collective. The popular culture of black internationalism they created--from Marcus Garvey's UNIA to "regge" dances, Rastafarianism, and Joe Louis's worldwide fandom--still echoes in the present.
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Cosmopolitanisms in Muslim Contexts

Author: Derryl N MacLean

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074865609X

Category: History

Page: 208

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Focuses on moments in world history when cosmopolitan ideas and actions pervaded specific Muslim societies and cultures, exploring the tensions between regional cultures, isolated enclaves and modern nation-states.
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Tocqueville in the Ottoman Empire

Rival Paths to the Modern State

Author: Ariel Salzmann

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004108875

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Based on archival research, this work examines the Ottoman ancien regime. The author argues that the success of the regime was due to the articulation of a complex financial network revolving around central state elite investments and an Istanbul-based and supervised banking system.
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Local citizenship in recent countries of immigration

Japan in comparative perspective

Author: Takeyuki Tsuda

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780739111925

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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"This volume analyzes the development of local citizenship in Japan by examining the role of local governments and NGOs as well as grassroots political and judicial activism in the expansion of immigrant rights. The possibilities and limits of such local citizenship in Japan are compared to three other recent countries of immigration - Italy, Spain, and South Korea."--BOOK JACKET.
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Contesting Canadian Citizenship

Historical Readings

Author: Dorothy E. Chunn,Robert J. Menzies,Robert L. Adamoski

Publisher: University of Toronto PressHigher education

ISBN: 9781551113869

Category: Political Science

Page: 429

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Over the past 15 years, the citizenship debate in political and social theory has undergone an extraordinary renaissance. To date, much of the writing on citizenship, within and beyond Canada, has been oriented toward the development of theory, or has concentrated on contemporary issues and examples. This collection of essays adopts a different approach by contextualizing and historicizing the citizenship debate, through studies of various aspects of the rise of social citizenship in Canada. Focusing on the formative years from the late 19th through mid-20th century, contributors examine how emerging discourse and practices in diverse areas of Canadian social life created a widely engaged, but often deeply contested, vision of the new Canadian citizen. The original essays examine key developments in the fields of welfare, justice, health, childhood, family, immigration, education, labour, media, popular culture and recreation, highlighting the contradictory nature of Canadian citizenship. The implications of these projects for the daily lives of Canadians, their identities, and the forms of resistance that they mounted, are central themes. Contributing authors situate their historical accounts in both public and private domains, their analyses emphasizing the mutual permeability of state and civil(ian) life. These diverse investigations reveal that while Canadian citizenship conveys crucial images of identity, security, and participatory democracy within the ongoing project of nation building, it is also interlaced with the projects of a hierarchical social structure and exclusionary political order. This collection explores the origins and evolution of Canadian citizenship in historical context. It also introduces the more general dilemmas and debates in social history and political theory that inevitably inform these inquiries. Academics please note that this is a title classified as having a restricted allocation of complimentary copies. Restircted titles remain available to adopters and to academics very likely to adopt in the coming semester. When adoption possibilites are less strong or further in the future, academics are requested to purchase the title, with the provisio that UTP Higher Education will happily refund the purchase price if the book is indeed adopted..
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Devolution and social citizenship in the UK

Author: Scott L. Greer

Publisher: Policy Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 237

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Most of the expansive literature on social citizenship follows its leading thinker, T. H. Marshall, and talks only about the British state, often referring only to England. But social citizenship rights require taxation, spending, effective public services and politics committed to them. They can only be as strong as politics makes them. That means that the distinctive territorial politics of the UK are reshaping citizenship rights as they reshape policies, obligations and finance across the UK. This timely book explores how changing territorial politics are impacting on social citizenship rights across the UK. The contributors contend that whilst territorial politics have always been major influences in the meaning and scope of social citizenship rights, devolved politics are now increasingly producing different social citizenship rights in different parts of the UK. Moreover, they are doing it in ways that few scholars or policymakers expect or can trace. Drawing on extensive research over the last 10 years, the book brings together leading scholars of devolution and citizenship to chart the connection between the politics of devolution and the meaning of social citizenship in the UK. The first part of the book connects the large, and largely distinct, literatures on citizenship, devolution and the welfare state. The empirical second part identifies the different issues that will shape the future territorial politics of citizenship in the UK: intergovernmental relations and finance; policy divergence; bureaucratic politics; public opinion; and the European Union. It will be welcomed by academics and students in social policy, public policy, citizenship studies, politics and political science.
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Changing Meanings of Citizenship in Modern China

Author: Merle Goldman,Elizabeth J. Perry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780674007666

Category: History

Page: 462

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This collection of essays addresses the meaning and practice of political citizenship in China over the past century, raising the question of whether reform initiatives in citizenship imply movement toward increased democratization. After slow but steady moves toward a new conception of citizenship before 1949, there was a nearly complete reversal during the Mao regime, with a gradual reemergence beginning in the Deng era of concerns with the political rights as well as the duties of citizens. The distinguished contributors to this volume address how citizenship has been understood in China from the late imperial era to the present day, the processes by which citizenship has been fostered or undermined, the influence of the government, the different development of citizenship in mainland China and Taiwan, and the prospects of strengthening citizens' rights in contemporary China. Valuable for its century-long perspective and for placing the historical patterns of Chinese citizenship within the context of European and American experiences, Changing Meanings of Citizenship in Modern China investigates a critical issue for contemporary Chinese society.
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Citizenship in Latin America

Author: Joseph S. Tulchin,Meg Ruthenburg

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 329

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Is democracy in Latin America in trouble, as many now argue? Or is the increasingly overt political participation of both ?average? and marginalized citizens evidence to the contrary? This important collection focuses on citizenship to shed light on the dynamics and obstacles that the region?s democracies now face. The authors place citizenship in the context of democratic theory and explore varying conceptions of the term. They also consider a range of challenges to meaningful citizenship. In the final section of the book, practitioners reflect on their experiences in advocating for a more active citizenry, and on ways to promote citizenship in Latin America.Joseph S. Tulchin, former director of the Latin American Program and a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, is editor of the Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture. Meg Ruthenberg served as program associate at the Latin American Program in 2002?2005.Contents: Introduction: Toward an Analysis of Citizenship in Latin America?the Editors. Latin American Citizenship and Democratic Theory?F. Hagopian. Conceptions of Citizenship. Citizenship Regimes, the State, and Ethnic Cleavages?D. Yashar. Citizenship in Disjunctive Democracies?J. Holston. Fields of Citizenship?A. Armony. Democracy and Citizenship in Latin America?J.H. Carens. Challenges for Citizenship. Neopluralism and Citizenship in Latin America?P. Oxhorn. Democracy Across Cultures: Does Gender Make a Difference??R.A. Camp and K. Yanner. Crime and Violence: Challenges to Democracy in Brazil?L. Bitencourt. Democracy Assistance in Creating Citizenship?C. Sabatini. Promoting Active Citizenship. Between Paradoxes and Challenges: Promoting Citizenship in Bolivia?C.B. Ruiz. Democracy and Participation: The Case of Argentina?C. March. Citizen Representation and Participation in Ecuador?C. Montufar. Conclusion. Reconceptualizing Citizenship?H.C. Boyle. Citizens: Made, Not Born?the Editors.
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The practices of global citizenship

Author: Hans Schattle

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc

ISBN: 9780742538986

Category: Political Science

Page: 227

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What is global citizenship, exactly? Are we all global citizens? In The Practices of Global Citizenship, author Hans Schattle provides a detailed and vivid account of how the term global citizenship has been interpreted and communicated in recent years. He includes numerous fascinating conversations with global citizens from many nations, revealing how notions of global citizenship have been put in practice by an ever-increasing number of governing institutions, non-governmental organizations, corporations, schools and universities.
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Education for intercultural citizenship

concepts and comparisons

Author: Geof Alred

Publisher: Channel View Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 254

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Uses country and international case studies to examine citizenship education from the perspective of interculturality.
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Recent Acquisitions

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law libraries

Page: N.A

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