Critical Concepts

Author: Bryan S. Turner,Peter Hamilton

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415102452

Category: Social Science

Page: 476

View: 1740



Citizenship and Nationhood in France and Germany

Author: Rogers BRUBAKER

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674028945

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 7352


"The difference between French and German definitions of citizenship is instructive - and, for millions of immigrants from North Africa, Turkey, and Eastern Europe, decisive. Rogers Brubaker shows how this difference - between the territorial basis of the French citizenry and the German emphasis on blood descent - was shaped and sustained by sharply differing understandings of nationhood, rooted in distinctive French and German paths to nation-statehood". --Publisher.


Author: Dimitry Kochenov

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262537796

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

View: 8843


The story of citizenship as a tale not of liberation, dignity, and nationhood but of complacency, hypocrisy, and domination. The glorification of citizenship is a given in today's world, part of a civic narrative that invokes liberation, dignity, and nationhood. In reality, explains Dimitry Kochenov, citizenship is a story of complacency, hypocrisy, and domination, flattering to citizens and demeaning for noncitizens. In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Kochenov explains the state of citizenship in the modern world. Kochenov offers a critical introduction to a subject most often regarded uncritically, describing what citizenship is, what it entails, how it came about, and how its role in the world has been changing. He examines four key elements of the concept: status, considering how and why the status of citizenship is extended, what function it serves, and who is left behind; rights, particularly the right to live and work in a state; duties, and what it means to be a “good citizen”; and politics, as enacted in the granting and enjoyment of citizenship. Citizenship promises to apply the attractive ideas of dignity, equality, and human worth—but to strictly separated groups of individuals. Those outside the separation aren't citizens as currently understood, and they do not belong. Citizenship, Kochenov warns, is too often a legal tool that justifies violence, humiliation, and exclusion.

Dual Citizenship

Guidebook to Dual Citizenship for Korean Adoptees

Author: Global Overseas Adoptees' Link,(사단) 해외입양인연대

Publisher: Global Overseas Adoptees' Link


Category: Reference

Page: 64

View: 5966


There were many reasons why G.O.A.'L launched the Dual Citizenship Campaign. The system allowed Korean adoptees to maintain dual citizenship was not widely known by the public and the adoption agencies actively discouraged adoptive parents from attaining dual citizenship for their child. Furthermore, the adoptee would have had to choose one citizenship at the age of 20 or 22 (depending on gender). Additionally, G.O.A.'L feels it is important to acknowledge Korean adoptees did not voluntarily give up their Korean citizenship. Under the current Nationality Law (effective until December 31, 2010) Korean citizenship was revoked without ever providing consent for this. By introducing a law that allows dual citizenship, Korean adoptees are given a choice again. With this in mind and feeling that one has a right to obtain something that was taken from them in the first place, G.O.A.'L initiated the Dual Citizenship Campaign. G.O.A.'L has endeavored to make sure the information within this book is as accurate and current as possible, however, inadvertent errors and changes may occur. Therefore, the information in this publication is provided "as is," without any guarantee or warranty of any kind, expressed or implied. G.O.A.'L will continue to update the contents of this brochure to reflect possible changes in the legislation in regards to multiple citizenship and other related laws. Dual Citizenship - Guidebook to Dual Citizenship for Korean Adoptees © Copyright 1998~2014 Global Overseas Adoptees' Link

American Citizenship

The Quest for Inclusion

Author: Judith N. Shklar

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674022164

Category: Political Science

Page: 120

View: 2298


In this look at what constitutes American citizenship, Judith Shklar identifies the right to vote and the right to work as the defining social rights and primary source of public respect. She demonstrates that in recent years, although all profess their devotion to the work ethic, earning remains unavailable to many who feel and are consequently treated as less than full citizens.

Citizenship and the State in the Middle East

Approaches and Applications

Author: Nils A. Butenschon,Uri Davis,Manuel Hassassian

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815628293

Category: Political Science

Page: 472

View: 8526


Citizenship and the State in the Middle East introduces a pioneering approach to politics in the Middle East by analyzing key factors in the constitution of political communities and collective identities in terms of citizenship. As a response to processes of globalization, regional integration and ethnic conflicts, the study of citizenship has regained new interest among social scientists and legal experts. This approach focuses on the relationship between the state and the people-as individuals and collectivities, citizens and non-citizens-both those living within or outside its borders. Citizenship defines the terms of rights and obligations in a society, regulates political participation and access to public goods and properties. Together, with its companion volume, Gender and Citizenship in the Middle East, this book represents the first systematic critical attempt to interpret the complex nature of Middle East politics from a citizenship perspective. In addition, the book provides both theoretical contributions and case studies, and includes a significant section on Israel and Palestine.

Practising Citizenship and Heterogeneous Nationhood

Naturalisations in Swiss Municipalities

Author: Marc Helbling

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089640347

Category: Political Science

Page: 211

View: 4324


Switzerland likely has the most particular naturalization system in the world. Whereas in most countries citizenship attribution is regulated at the central level of the state, in Switzerland each municipality is accorded the right to decide who can become a Swiss citizen. This book aims at exploring naturalization processes from a comparative perspective and to explain why some municipalities pursue more restrictive citizenship policies than others. The Swiss case provides a unique opportunity to approach citizenship politics from new perspectives. It allows us to go beyond formal citizenship models and to account for the practice of citizenship. The analytical framework combines quantitative and qualitative data and helps us understand how negotiation processes between political actors lead to a large variety of local citizenship models. An innovative theoretical framework, integrating Bourdieu's political sociology, combines symbolic and material aspects of naturalizations and underlines the production processes of ethnicity.

Education and Democratic Citizenship in America

Author: Norman H. Nie,Jane Junn,Kenneth Stehlik-Barry

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226583891

Category: Education

Page: 268

View: 1287


Formal education is crucial for creating enlightened and active citizens. The better educated are more engaged, more knowledgeable, and more politically tolerant. Despite a dramatic increase in education attainment over the last quarter century, political engagement has not risen at a commensurate level. How and why education affects citizenship in these ways has until now been a puzzle. Norman H. Nie, Jane Junn, and Kenneth Stehlik-Barry provide answers by uncovering the causal relationship between education and democratic citizenship. They argue that citizenship encompasses both political engagement in pursuit of interests and commitment to democratic values that temper what citizens can do to win in politics. Education affects the two dimensions in distinct ways. Especially significant is the influence of education on political engagement through occupational prominence and position in social networks. Formal education orders the distribution of social position and connections and creates an uneven political playing field.

Australian Social Attitudes

Citizenship, work and aspirations

Author: David Denemark

Publisher: University of New South Wales

ISBN: 9780868408613

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 1504


A fascinating insight into what Australians think about contemporary political and social issues using data collected from the inaugural Australian Survey of Social Attitudes on the expressed opinions of some 4300 Australian adults.