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Citizenship
A Reality Far From Ideal
 
 
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16 Sep 2009
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This book examines the uncertain relationship between the citizen and the state in the context of the 21st century governance and administrative concerns. Although an issue that dates back hundreds of years, today's increasing role of the surveillance state into the daily lives of citizens undermines democratic freedoms and liberties. In this context, different meanings and experiences of citizenship are examined. Neoliberal economics are also explored in terms of their reinforcement of different meanings and interpretations of nationalism and patriotism within the civic polity. Because it facilitates the integration of different ideas and identities, cosmopolitanism is offered as an alternative ideal to the traditional notion of citizenship. By emphasizing transparency and inclusiveness, this book attracts original contribution from an international spread of authors who, while pointing out the critical challenges facing citizenship in the contemporary state, also offer crucial pathways for debating as well as addressing future concerns. From illuminating theoretical discourses to practical case and field studies, this book offers an engaging portrait not only of the challenges but also of the remedies necessary to govern the new administrative state in a 21st century world that faces an increasing prospect of fused or amorphous borders, issues of authority, identity, individual entitlement, collective governance, and an ennobled vision of a future world we would want to leave for generations yet to come.


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This book examines the uncertain relationship between the citizen and the state in the context of the 21st century governance and administrative concerns. Although an issue that dates back hundreds of years, today's increasing role of the surveillance state into the daily lives of citizens undermines democratic freedoms and liberties. In this context, different meanings and experiences of citizenship are examined. Neoliberal economics are also explored in terms of their reinforcement of different meanings and interpretations of nationalism and patriotism within the civic polity. Because it facilitates the integration of different ideas and identities, cosmopolitanism is offered as an alternative ideal to the traditional notion of citizenship. By emphasizing transparency and inclusiveness, this book attracts original contribution from an international spread of authors who, while pointing out the critical challenges facing citizenship in the contemporary state, also offer crucial pathways for debating as well as addressing future concerns. From illuminating theoretical discourses to practical case and field studies, this book offers an engaging portrait not only of the challenges but also of the remedies necessary to govern the new administrative state in a 21st century world that faces an increasing prospect of fused or amorphous borders, issues of authority, identity, individual entitlement, collective governance, and an ennobled vision of a future world we would want to leave for generations yet to come.


Reviews


 
'An outstanding and critical summation of citizenship, a definite for all in public policy and administration.' - Professor Farhad Analoui, Professor, International Development& Human Resource Management, Bradford University, UK

'This distinguished collection of papers gives us realistic food for thought about the endless tension between citizen and state.' - Professor Yury Blagov, Director, Centre for Corporate Social responsibility, Graduate School of Management, St.Petersburg State University, Russia

'A critical guide on how to position citizenship today. A definite buy.' - Baroness Maggie Jones, House of Lords, UK

'This collection lays a solid foundation for an overdue debate.' - Dr Melsa Ararat, Director, Corporate Governance Forum of Turkey, Turkey


Contents

Introduction; A.P.Kakabadse& N.K.Kakabadse
Postmodern Citizenship: Logic and Praxis in State and Identity; K.N.Kalu
Global Governance Consideration for World Citizenship; N.Kakabadse & A.Kakabadse
Citizenship and the Individual; A.Sementelli
Citizenship, the Public Interest and Governance; J.Dixon & M.Hyde
When 'Good' Citizens Say No: Bad Laws and Law-abidingness; W.D.Richardson
Reconceptualizing Citizenship and Identity: Contextual and Attitudinal Responses Towards State and Civic Obligation in the United Kingdom; N.Kakabadse, A.Kakabadse & K.N.Kalu
The Citizen and the State: A Progressively Subversive, State Determined, and ICT Mediated Relationship; N.Kakabadse & A.Kakabadse
Council-Manager Government at 100: Facilitative Governance and Citizenship Ethics in the Administrative State; V.Vogelsang-Coombe, L.F.Keller & S.Murray
Does the Notion of 'Corporate Citizenship' Make Sense?; Y.Pesqueux


Authors

ANDREW KAKABADSE, Professor of International Management Development, Cranfield School of Management, UK. Andrew was the H. Smith Richardson Fellow at CCL, North Carolina, USA and is Visiting Professor at the University of Ulster; Macquarie Graduate School of Management; University Pantheon Assas, France, Thunderbird, USA and at Swinburne University, Australia. His research covers boards, top teams and the governance of governments. He has published 32 books, over 200 articles and 18 monographs.

NADA K KAKABADSE Professor in Management and Business Research and is visiting Professor at the University Pantheon Assas, France. Nada is co-editor (with Andrew Kakabadse) of the Journal of Management and Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society. Nada has published widely in areas of leadership, application of IS/IT corporations, corporate governance, government, boardroom effectivness, diversity management and ethics, including 12 books, 52 chapters in international volumes, 3 monographs and over 150 scholarly and reviewed articles.
 
KALU N. KALU is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Auburn University Montgomery, and also an adjunct faculty at the University of Connecticut, USA. He has been a Research Affiliate at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University. Dr. Kalu is widely published, with articles appearing in leading peer-reviewed journals and handbooks such as the Journal of Political and Military Sociology, Public Administration Review, International Review of Administrative Sciences, Administrative Theory& Praxis, Handbook of Research on Public Information Technology, Homeland Security Handbook, Defence Studies, the Yale Political Quarterly, and many others.