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The Condition of Citizenship

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April 1994 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The idea of citizenship can be seen as a unifying element in understanding contemporary social change and social problems: in The Condition of Citizenship, Bart Van Steenbergen presents and discusses various illustrations of this theme. Outlining the traditional linkages between citizenship and public participation as well as national identity and social welfare, the book shows the relevance of citizenship for a range of current 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. Reappraising the roots of citizenship and relating it to contemporary social issues, this work will be essential reading for students of sociology, political science, social policy and related fields. "The organizers 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

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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