Palgrave Studies in Citizenship Transitions

Owen, D. (Ed), Beckman, L. (Ed)

This book series focuses on citizenship transitions encompassing contemporary transformations of citizenship as institution, status and practice as well as normative and explanatory analysis of these transformations and their cultural, social, economic and political implications. The series bridges theoretical and empirical debates on democracy, transnationalism, and citizenship that have been too insulated from each other. It takes citizenship transitions as its starting-point and studies the status, role and function of citizenship within contemporary democratic systems and multi-layered governance structures beyond the state. It aims to add a broader array of critical, conceptual, normative and empirical perspectives on the borders, territories, and political agents of citizenship. It scrutinizes the possibilities and challenges of citizenship in light of present broad processes of political fragmentation and pluralisation and the ways emerging ideals and expectations of citizenship are inspired by new social, political and environmental movements. Its cross-disciplinary approach intends to capture the transitions of citizenship from an apparently simple relation between the state and its citizens into a cluster of complex responsibility claims and practices that raise questions concerning citizenship borders and obligations, the public-private scope of citizenship, and even how political actors attempt to and in fact avoid citizenship.

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