Shaping Citizenship

A Political Concept in Theory, Debate and Practice

Author: Claudia Wiesner,Anna Björk,Hanna-Mari Kivistö,Katja Mäkinen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351736426

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

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Citizenship is a core concept for the social sciences, and citizenship is also frequently interpreted, challenged and contested in different political arenas. Shaping Citizenship explores how the concept is debated and contested, defined and redefined, used and constructed by different agents, at different times, and with regard to both theory and practice. The book uses a reflexive and constructivist perspective on the concept of citizenship that draws on the theory and methodology of conceptual history. This approach enables a panorama of politically important readings on citizenship that provide an interdisciplinary perspective and help to transcend narrow and simplified views on citizenship. The three parts of the book focus respectively on theories, debates and practices of citizenship. In the chapters, constructions and struggles related to citizenship are approached by experts from different fields. Thematically the chapters focus on political representation, migration, internationalization, sub-and transnationalization as well as the Europeanisation of citizenship. An indispensable read to scholars and students, Shaping Citizenship presents new ways to study the conceptual changes, struggles and debates related to core dimensions of this ever-evolving concept.

Managing the Canadian Mosaic in Wartime

Shaping Citizenship Policy, 1939-1945

Author: Ivana Caccia

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773536582

Category: History

Page: 359

View: 9872

An account of the Canadian government's attempts to "Canadianize" immigrants during the Second World War.

Re-Shaping Education for Citizenship

Democratic National Citizenship in Hong Kong

Author: Lai Pak-Sang,Lai Pak-Sang Byram Michael

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443835609

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 260

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Despite or perhaps because of globalisation and internationalisation in the contemporary world, the role of education has become more significant in nation formation. However, whereas in the past its function was to create homogeneity and assimilation, today it must deal with diversity and plurality. The modernist premise of “one nation one state” is being questioned and re-constituted with the notion of the plural national-state. This book explores school processes in Hong Kong under these new conditions. The focus is on investigating how the concept of a national identity of the “one country two systems” policy is developing, and is thus a study of that diversity which all education systems now have to address. The policy aims at facilitating national re-integration and consolidation in the face of an insistence on local citizens’ universal civic rights and the values of liberty, equality, democracy and autonomy. The analysis shows citizenship education in the Hong Kong school system is more a locally-oriented cultural and political process than a transmission of a national ideology. Students learn their values, attitudes and perspectives by engaging and interacting with people within and beyond the school community. They acquire a liberal and democratic national identity which is distinct from that of pan-Chinese state-nationalism in mainland China. The book is thus both a case study of Hong Kong and an analysis of change in the relationship of education, citizenship and national identity in the contemporary world.

Backhaus, Citizenship

Author: Holger Backhaus-Maul,Christiane Biedermann,Stefan Nährlich,Judith Polterauer

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531171364

Category: Political Science

Page: 747

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Die Wirtschaft und ihre Unternehmen prägen moderne Gesellschaften. Die aktuelle Finanz- und Wirtschaftskrise hat diese Entwicklung nochmals verstärkt. Damit rückt die grundlegende Frage in den Mittelpunkt des öffentlichen Interesses, welche gesellschaftliche Rolle Unternehmen als Corporate Citizen zukünftig übernehmen können, wollen und sollen. Was zeichnet das gesellschaftliche Engagement von Unternehmen als Corporate Citizen aus? Wohin kann diese Entwicklung führen? Mit diesen Fragen erschließt der Band innovative Sichtweisen und zeigt viel versprechende Perspektiven für die in Deutschland lebhaft geführte - und zugleich auch globale - Debatte über die neue gesellschaftliche Rolle von Unternehmen auf. Über 50 Autorinnen und Autoren aus Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft, Medien und Gesellschaftspolitik leisten in der aktualisierten und erweiterten zweiten Auflage eine umfassende Bilanz. Erstmals werden sozial- und wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Debatten, fachliche Expertisen, unternehmerische Überlegungen sowie gesellschaftspolitische Analysen zusammengeführt. Der Band lädt so zu einer differenzierten Auseinandersetzung mit dem zukunftsträchtigen Thema Corporate Citizenship ein.

Corporate Citizenship in Deutschland

Bilanz und Perspektiven

Author: Holger Backhaus-Maul,Christiane Biedermann,Stefan Nährlich,Judith Polterauer

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531909525

Category: Political Science

Page: 541

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Mit dem Rückgang staatlichen Handelns und der in das Alltagsleben von Bürgern wirkenden wirtschaftlichen Globalisierung rückt auch das bürgerschaftliche Engagement von Unternehmen in Deutschland in das öffentliche Interesse. Damit wird die grundsätzliche Frage nach der Rolle von Unternehmen in der heutigen Gesellschaft virulent, die unter dem international gebräuchlichen Begriff „Corporate Citizenship“ diskutiert wird. Was zeichnet Corporate Citizenship aus? Wohin kann die Entwicklung führen? Mit diesen Fragen erschließt der Band neue Sichtweisen und zeigt wichtige Perspektiven für die in Deutschland geführte Debatte über Unternehmen in der Gesellschaft auf. Über 40 Autoren aus Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft, Medien und Gesellschaftspolitik leisten eine umfassende Zwischenbilanz. Erstmals werden sozial- und wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Debatten, fachliche Expertisen sowie gesellschaftspolitische Analysen zusammengeführt. Der Band lädt so zu einer differenzierten Auseinandersetzung mit dem Thema ein.

Developing States, Shaping Citizenship

Service Delivery and Political Participation in Zambia

Author: Erin Hern

Publisher: African Perspectives

ISBN: 9780472074143

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 5999

In fledgling democracies marked by patronage, ethnic politics, and elite capture, what motivates citizens to participate in politics?

Senior Citizenship?

Retirement, Migration and Welfare in the European Union

Author: Ackers, Louise,Dwyer, Peter

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781861342645

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

View: 2586

Debates about citizenship in Europe are increasingly topical as the EU expands. This book charts the development of mobility and welfare rights for retired people moving or returning home under the Free Movement of Persons provisions. It raises important issues around the future of social citizenship in an increasingly global and mobile world.

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.

Environment and Citizenship

Author: Benito Cao

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136191003

Category: Nature

Page: 290

View: 1059

The increasing awareness of the human impact on the environment is having a profound effect on the concept and content of citizenship – one of the fundamental institutions that structures human relations. In what is the first introduction of its kind, this book provides an accessible, stimulating and multidimensional overview of the many ways in which concern for the environment – driven primarily by the preoccupation with sustainability – is reshaping our understanding of citizenship. Environment and Citizenship is structured into three parts. Part I introduces the reader to the concept and theories of citizenship and explores the impact that environmental concerns is having on contemporary formulations of citizenship, both traditional (e.g. national, liberal and republican) and emerging (e.g. cosmopolitan, ecological and ecofeminist). Part II explores the practical manifestations of environmental citizenship, with each chapter focusing on a particular actor: citizens, governments, and corporations. These chapters include references to examples and case studies from a wide range of countries, broadly categorized as belonging to the Global North and the Global South. Part III explores the making of green citizens and outlines the dominant articulations of environmental citizenship that emerge from formal education, news media and popular culture. The book concludes with a general reflection on the present and future of environmental citizenship. The book contains a variety of illustrations, boxed case-studies, links to online resources and suggestions for further reading. This original and engaging text is essential reading for students and scholars of environmental politics, sustainability studies and development studies, as well as for environmental activists, policy practitioners and environmental educators. More broadly, this book will appeal to anyone interested in and concerned with issues of sustainability, social justice and citizenship in the twenty-first century.

Education for Social Citizenship

Perceptions of Teachers in the USA, Australia, England, Russia and China

Author: W.O. Lee,Jeffrey T. Fouts

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622097285

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 5548

This volume, emerging from a cross-national study of teachers' perception of good citizenship, addresses two fundamental questions: What do teachers see as important in citizenship education? How do these perceptions facilitate or hinder the preparation of good citizens? While providing rich and useful data on the latest developments of citizenship education in various contexts, this book also offers an all-round review of concepts and arguments on the subject, as well as insightful comparative analyses of the findings emerged from the case studies. One encouraging conclusion drawn from these studies is that teachers across nations share similar goals and objectives that seem to have transcended cultural and political boundaries.

Crafting Citizenship

Negotiating Tensions in Modern Society

Author: M. Hurenkamp,E. Tonkens,J. Duyvendak

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137033614

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 7632

According to politics and the media, immigration and individualization drive citizens apart but in neighbourhoods social life is often thriving, depending on the talents of particular citizens or of local institutions. This book examines new forms of active citizenship and the actual conditions that hinder social cohesion.

Mobilizing Bolivia's Displaced

Indigenous Politics and the Struggle over Land

Author: Nicole Fabricant

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807837512

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 3439

The election of Evo Morales as Bolivia's president in 2005 made him his nation's first indigenous head of state, a watershed victory for social activists and Native peoples. El Movimiento Sin Tierra (MST), or the Landless Peasant Movement, played a significant role in bringing Morales to power. Following in the tradition of the well-known Brazilian Landless movement, Bolivia's MST activists seized unproductive land and built farming collectives as a means of resistance to large-scale export-oriented agriculture. In Mobilizing Bolivia's Displaced, Nicole Fabricant illustrates how landless peasants politicized indigeneity to shape grassroots land politics, reform the state, and secure human and cultural rights for Native peoples. Fabricant takes readers into the personal spaces of home and work, on long bus rides, and into meetings and newly built MST settlements to show how, in response to displacement, Indigenous identity is becoming ever more dynamic and adaptive. In addition to advancing this rich definition of indigeneity, she explores the ways in which Morales has found himself at odds with Indigenous activists and, in so doing, shows that Indigenous people have a far more complex relationship to Morales than is generally understood.

Gender and U.S. Immigration

Contemporary Trends

Author: Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520237391

Category: History

Page: 393

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"An important collection of essays that goes beyond the 'immigrant women only' approach to present new perspectives and raise new questions about gender and contemporary U.S. immigration."—Nancy Foner, author of From Ellis Island to JFK: New York's Two Great Waves of Immigration "At last a book that puts gender front and center in debates about the U.S. immigration experience and provides those new to these discussions with an invaluable introduction to the field. Particularly impressive is the substantive breadth of the contributions in this volume, which range from scholarship on the work, family, and political lives of immigrants from all parts of the globe to studies of ethnic, racial, and generational identity. A much needed and essential addition to the bookshelf of any immigration scholar. "—Peggy Levitt, author of The Transnational Villagers "This collection of wonderfully innovative and insightful essays by a distinguished group of social scientists demonstrates the definitive and mutually constitutive connections linking immigration and gender in the contemporary United States. The processes and practices of immigration play a central role in shaping a distinctly gendered distribution of opportunity and suffering, while gendered social structures, preferences, practices, and personal networks play a definitive role in shaping the contours of the immigrant experience and its impact on social, cultural, and economic life."—George Lipsitz, author of American Studies in a Moment of Danger "Hondagneu-Sotelo has assembled some of the foremost scholars in international migration to address the critical yet long-neglected issue of gender. The essays cover topics from employment to motherhood, relate home and host in transnational experiences, and incorporate differences in race, ethnicity, generation, and age in their analyses. A truly remarkable volume."—Lucie Cheng, co-author of Linking Our Lives: Chinese American Women of Los Angeles "Edited by a leading pioneer of immigration studies, this volume offers some of the latest and most brilliant thinking about what migrant men and women bring to the United States, leave behind and create anew. This is a must read for those interested in immigration, gender, and the many meanings of life."—Arlie Russell Hochschild, co-editor with Barbara Ehrenreich of Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy

An Emerging Institution?

Multiple Citizenship in Europe, Views of Officials

Author: Pirkko Pitkänen

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039114801

Category: Social Science

Page: 269

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This book presents findings from an ambitious comparative project. The nine chapters describe results of a theoretically based survey of officials' personal approaches to multiple citizenships. In this study, members of parliaments, heads of government ministries, officials in local government and in NGOs disclose how they feel about multiple citizenships and how they deal with problems that arise. They also discuss their views on education for (multiple) citizenship and on the evolving relationship of national and regional citizenship. Despite the similarities in formal governance structures of the countries analysed in this research study (Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Portugal, Estonia, the UK), there are deep differences in their state histories, in the mode of their association with the European Union, and in their national cultures. These have a decisive impact on the types of problems officials are faced with and on their interpretations of citizenship and sovereignty in the twenty-first century. This volume provides a nuanced and comprehensive understanding of how officials view the dilemmas of citizenship.


Discourse, Theory, and Transnational Prospects

Author: Peter Kivisto,Thomas Faist

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405182113

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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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

Cultural Pedagogies and Human Conduct

Author: Megan Watkins,Greg Noble,Catherine Driscoll

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317745396

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Pedagogy is often glossed as the ‘art and science of teaching’ but this focus typically ties it to the instructional practices of formalised schooling. Like the emerging work on ‘public pedagogies’, the notion of cultural pedagogies signals the importance of the pedagogic in realms other than institutionalised education, but goes beyond the notion of public pedagogies in two ways: it includes spaces which are not so public, and it includes an emphasis on material and non-human actors. This collection foregrounds this broader understanding of pedagogy by framing enquiry through a series of questions and across a range of settings. How, for example, are the processes of ‘teaching’ and ‘learning’ realised within and across the pedagogic processes specific to various social sites? What ensembles of people, things and practices are brought together in specific institutional and everyday settings to accomplish these processes? This collection brings together researchers whose work across the interdisciplinary nexus of cultural studies, sociology, media studies, education and museology offers significant insights into these ‘cultural pedagogies’ – the practices and relations through which cumulative changes in how we act, feel and think occur. Cultural Pedagogies and Human Conduct opens up debate across disciplines, theoretical perspectives and empirical foci to explore both what is pedagogical about culture and what is cultural about pedagogy.

True Faith and Allegiance

Immigration and American Civic Nationalism

Author: Noah Pickus

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400826918

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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True Faith and Allegiance is a provocative account of nationalism and the politics of turning immigrants into citizens and Americans. Noah Pickus offers an alternative to the wild swings between emotionally fraught positions on immigration and citizenship of the past two decades. Drawing on political theory, history, and law, he argues for a renewed civic nationalism that melds principles and peoplehood. This tradition of civic nationalism held sway at America's founding and in the Progressive Era. Pickus explores how, from James Madison to Teddy Roosevelt, its proponents sought to combine reason and reverence and to balance inclusion and exclusion. He takes us through controversies over citizenship for blacks and the rights of aliens at the nation's founding, examines the interplay of ideas and institutions in the Americanization movement in the 1910s and 1920s, and charts how both left and right promoted a policy of neglect toward immigrants and toward citizenship in the second half of the twentieth century. True Faith and Allegiance shows that contemporary debates over a range of immigration and citizenship policies cannot be resolved by appeals to fixed notions of creed or culture, but require a supple civic nationalism that bridges the gap between immigrants' needs and American principles and practices. It is critical reading for scholars, policy makers, and all who care about immigrants and about America.

Reconstructing Citizenship

The Politics of Nationality Reform and Immigration in Contemporary France

Author: Miriam Feldblum

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791442708

Category: Political Science

Page: 227

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Provides the most comprehensive analysis of the rise of citizenship conflict in contemporary France.

Australian Citizenship

Author: Brian Galligan,Winsome Roberts

Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing

ISBN: 0522850944

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

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Australians have much to celebrate in the hundred years of their citizenship, but also a good deal to be ashamed of. The authors argue that good citizenship depends on moral citizens, able to discern between what is worthy of respect and pride and what is shameful in national life. Galligan and Roberts from Uni.of Melbourne.

SAGE Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Democracy

Author: James Arthur,Ian Davies,Carole Hahn

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446206777

Category: Education

Page: 592

View: 7704

This handbook brings together new work by some of the leading authorities on citizenship education, and is divided into five sections. The first section deals with key ideas about citizenship education including democracy, rights, globalization and equity. Section two contains a wide range of national case studies of citizenship education including African, Asian, Australian, European and North and South American examples. The third section focuses on perspectives about citizenship education with discussions about key areas such as sustainable development, anti-racism, gender. Section four provides insights into different characterisations of citizenship education with illustrations of democratic schools, peace and conflict education, global education, human rights education etc. The final section provides a series of chapters on the pedagogy of citizenship education with discussions about curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment.