The Condition of Citizenship

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Bart Van Steenbergen
SAGE, Apr 15, 1994 - 180 pages
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This innovative volume explores ways in which the idea of citizenship can be seen as a unifying concept in understanding contemporary social change and social problems.

The book outlines traditional linkages between citizenship and public participation, national identity and social welfare, and shows the relevance of citizenship for a range of rising issues extending from global change through gender to the environment. The areas investigated include: the challenge of internationalization to the nation state and to national identities; the contested nature of citizenship in relation to poverty, work and welfare; the implications of gender inequality; and the potential for new conceptions of citizenship in response to cultur

 

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Contents

The Changing Quality of Citizenship
10
Citizenship and National Identity
20
Four Conceptions of Citizenship
36
Citizenship and the InnerCity Ghetto Poor
49
Citizenship Work and Welfare
66
Marriage and the Boundaries of Citizenship
76
Civil Citizenship against Social Citizenship?
90
Citizenship and Civil Society in Central Europe
108
The Making of Global Citizenship
127
Towards a Global Ecological Citizen
141
Postmodern CultureModern Citizens
153
Index
169
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Bart van Steenbergen is Associate Professor in the Department of General Social Sciences at the University of Utrecht

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