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Territories of Citizenship
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
Uppsala University, Sweden.
2012 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

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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Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. , 172 p.
Keyword [en]
citizenship, democracy, transnational, borders, territory
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-78821DOI: 10.1057/9781137031709ISBN: 978-0-230-34775-5OAI: diva2:544270
Democracy Beyond the Nation State? Transnational Actors and Global Governance (Transdemos)
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2012-08-14 Created: 2012-08-14 Last updated: 2014-04-15Bibliographically approved

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