Citizenship in Contemporary Europe
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Citizenship in Contemporary Europe by Michael Lister
Book DescriptionIn the era of globalisation, European integration, mass migration, and changing patterns of political participation and welfare state provision, the precise shape and structure of citizenship in Europe seems to be altering. This book explores these developments through the analysis of a range of perspectives, uniting a theoretical orientation with an empirical approach. The central theme of the book is that the way in which we assess the impact of these changes on citizenship depends upon how we view citizenship theoretically. The text is divided into two sections. First, the book identifies three main theoretical approaches to citizenship: classical positions (liberal, communitarian and republican); multiculturalist and feminist theories of citizenship; and the further challenge raised by post-national or cosmopolitan theories of citizenship. The second section focuses on four key social, economic and political developments - migration, political participation, the welfare state and European integration - all of which raise fundamental questions about the status and meaning of citizenship in contemporary Europe.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748633418
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 12-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael Lister
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Citizenship in Contemporary Europe, Paperback (May 2008)
Uniting a broad theoretical approach to citizenship with a broad empirical scope, this text analyses a range of theoretical perspectives on citizenship in order to analyse developments in Europe.
State, Hardback (December 2005)» View all books by Michael Lister
Introduces all the competing theoretical approaches to the study of the state as well as key contested issues in relation to globalization, forms of governance, the changing public/private boundary, changes in the powers and capacities of states, and the differences between advanced liberal democratic and other states.
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Author Biography - Michael Lister
Michael Lister is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of International Relations, Politics and Sociology at Oxford Brookes University. Emily Pia is a Research Fellow in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham.
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