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The Condition of Citizenship
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The Condition of Citizenship

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March 1994 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This innovative volume explores ways in which the idea of citizenship can be seen as a unifying concept in understanding contemporary social change and social problems.

The book outlines traditional linkages between citizenship and public participation, national identity and social welfare, and shows the relevance of citizenship for a range of rising issues extending from global change through gender to the environment. The areas investigated include: the challenge of internationalization to the nation state and to national identities; the contested nature of citizenship in relation to poverty, work and welfare; the implications of gender inequality; and the potential for new conceptions of citizenship in response to cultural and political change.

Bart van Steenbergen
The Condition of Citizenship
An Introduction

 
Ralf Dahrendorf
The Changing Quality of Citizenship
J[um]urgen Habermas
Citizenship and National Identity
Herman van Gunsteren
Four Conceptions of Citizenship
William Julius Wilson
Citizenship and the Inner City Ghetto Poor
Hans Adriaansens
Citizenship, Work and Welfare
Ursula Vogel
Marriage and the Boundaries of Citizenship
Nancy Fraser and Linda Gordon
Civil Citizenship against Social Citizenship?
Atilla Agh
Citizenship and Civil Society in Central Europe
Richard Falk
The Making of Global Citizenship
Bart van Steenbergen
Towards a Global Ecological Citizen
Bryan S Turner
Postmodern Culture/Modern Citizens

`The quality and diverstiy of the contributions to this book makes it a welcomed addition to the growing literature on citizenship' - Political Studies

`This is a thoughtful and thought-provoking book... provide[s] some of the deftest short accounts of the history of the idea and practice of citizenship that I have seen... The organisers of the conference from which this book arose and its editor are to be congratulated for a collection of essays which, individually and as a whole, are scholarly and to the point in their tackling of important issues' - Journal of Public Policy

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