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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Citizenship and Democracy in a Global Era

ISBN 9780333748466
Publication Date August 2000
Formats Hardcover Paperback Hardcover 
Publisher Palgrave

This text seeks to understand the problematic relationship between liberal democracy and contemporary citizenship by tracing the links between conceptual debates about these issues and the specific social, political and historical dynamics of a host of different countries. Offering a careful blend of theoretical discussion and case study material, it provides an introduction to both sociologies of citizenship and politics of democracy and a fascinating series of overviews of particular nation states. Class, race, gender and globalization are recurring themes in the book, which addresses the ongoing possibilities of politics and cultural meaning within nation states.

ANDREW VANDENBURG teaches politics and policy studies at Deakin University, Australia.

PART ONE: LIBERTY, CLASS, GENDER AND RACE
Democracy, Citizenship and Globalization; A. Davidson
Dimensions of Democracy; B.Hindess
Contemporary Theories of Citizenship; B.Turner
Democratic Theory and the Subject of Citizenship; A.Yeatman
Race, Democracy and Citizenship; W.Higgins
PART TWO: NATION-STATE CASE STUDIES
Australia; J.Curtin
Sweden; A.Vandenberg
The United States; V.Marotta
Japan; V.Mackie
Russia; D.Verrall
South Africa; D.Dorward
Indonesia; G.Barton
Britain; L.Hancock
Germany; R.van Krieken
France; K.Gorjanicyn
PART THREE: BEYOND THE NATION-STATE
The Changing State and Changing Citizenship; M.Muetzelfeldt
Democracy and World Order; S.Burchill
Cybercitizenship and Digital Democracy; A.Vandenberg.

Reviews

The scope of the collection is admirable and many of the individual essays are provocative and fascinating...The balance between the theoretical and descriptive material is well thought out and carefully structured, and should make this book a valuable resource for scholars and students considering the meaning of citizenship in a world of collapsing boundaries.' - Sandra Berns, Australian Journal of Political Science
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