Territories of Citizenship by L. Beckman

Territories of Citizenship

EditorL. Beckman, E. Erman

Hardcover | July 30, 2012

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Territories of Citizenship explores citizenship transitions in light of increasedglobal interconnectedness, ethnic diversity, and migration. The focus of the book is two prone.The first part evaluates the ramifications of conventional citizenship within thetraditional physical and legal boundaries of the nation-state for the democracy of itsinhabitants. An important concern in the first part of the book is the effect on migration flowsand citizen mobility on citizenship. How should democracies view citizenship rights now thatsocieties increasingly include resident citizens, resident non-citizens, and naturalized citizens?And why is residence special for belonging to the political community? Chapters for this partof the book compare the duties of residents and citizens, ask why it matters for democraticdecision-making if its inhabitants have different forms of belonging to the politicalcommunity, and consider naturalization legislation from a normative democratic perspective.The chapters thus illustrate several democratic problems associated with traditional territorialcitizenship. Part two focuses on the potentials for new citizenship space and place beyond theterritorial confine of the nation-state. Its chapters concern the role of international institutionsand multilevel governance as guarantors of citizenship and both ask and answer questionsabout the prospect of empowering individuals and creating transnational public sphere andglobal solidarity in global governance. 

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LUDVIG BECKMAN Associate Professor in Political Science at Stockholm University, Sweden. He is the author of The Frontiers of Democracy: The Right to Vote and its Limits (2009) and the author of several articles on democratic theory, political theory and bioethics in journals such as Democratization, Citizenship Studies, Ratio Juris, ...
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Title:Territories of CitizenshipFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:July 30, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230347754

ISBN - 13:9780230347755

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Table of Contents

Citizens and Resident Aliens
Is Residence Special?
Naturalisation, Desert and the Symbolic Meaning of Citizenship
'Democratic Agents' and 'Agents of Democracy' in Multilayered Governance
The Practical Conditions of Sovereignty of the People
The Limits of Post-Territorial Political Community
Making Global Governance Public
Initial Citizenship and Rectificatory Secessions