This lively and invigorating book explores the complex relationship between globalization and citizenship. From Cairo to Beijing, campaigns for civil rights and democracy around the world are intensifying and speeding up in the digital media age, and public recognition of global interdependence continues to rise. At the same time, many national governments are tightening border controls and further limiting access to citizenship in a climate of high public anxiety and economic uncertainty. Although globalization continues to open up many new opportunities for citizens to enter the international arena and make their voices heard, as Schattle shows, the institution of national citizenship remains highly resilient.
Hans Schattle is associate professor of political science at Yonsei University in South Korea.
Chapter 1: A Dual Dynamic between Globalization and Citizenship Chapter 2: Global Media, Mobilization, and Revolution: The Arab Spring Chapter 3: A Tale of Two Citizens: Liu Xiaobo and Julian Assange Chapter 4: Europe's Inward Turn: The Retrenchment of Public Space Chapter 5: Immigration Politics and the Contested American Dream Chapter 6: Conclusion: Rising Individuals, Resilient State