Inclusive Citizenship: Meanings and Expressions (Claiming Citizenship No. 1)

Inclusive Citizenship: Meanings and Expressions (Claiming Citizenship No. 1)

By: Naila Kabeer (editor)Hardback

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People's understandings of what it means to be a citizen go to the heart of the various meanings of personal and national identity, political and electoral participation, and rights. The contributors to this book seek to explore the difficult questions inherent in the notion of citizenship from various angles. They look at citizenship and rights, citizenship and identity, citizenship and political struggle, and the policy implications of substantive notions of citizenship. They illustrate the various ways in which people are excluded from full citizenship; the identities that matter to people and their compatibility with dominant notions of citizenship; the tensions between individual and collective rights in definitions of citizenship; struggles to realize and expand citizens' rights; and the challenges these questions entail for development policy. This is the first volume in a new series: Claiming Citizenship: Rights, Participation and Accountability

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Naila Kabeer is professorial fellow at IDS and a member of the Poverty and Social Policy Team. Her research interests include gender, population and poverty issues. Her recent books include The Power to Choose: Bangladeshi women and labour market decisions in London and Dhaka and Gender Mainstreaming in Poverty Eradication and the Millennium Development Goals.


* Foreword - John Gaventa* Introduction*1. The search for inclusive citizenship: Meanings and expressions in an interconnected world.- Naila Kabeer* Citizenship and Rights*2. Towards an actor-oriented Perspective on human rights - Celestine Nyamu-Musembi*3. The emergence of human rights in the North: Towards historical re-evaluation - Neil Stammers* Citizenship and Identity*4. A nation in search of citizens: Problems of citizenship in the Nigerian context - Oga Steve Abah and Jenks Z. Okwori*5.The quest for inclusion: Nomadic communities and citizenship questions in Rajasthan- Mandakini Pant*6. Rights without citizenship? Participation, family and community in Rio de Janeiro - Joanna. S. Wheeler*7. Young people talking about citizenship in Britain - Ruth Lister, Noel Smith, Sue Middleton and Lynn Cos*8. Rights and citizenship of indigenous women in Chiapas: a history of struggles, fears and hopes - Carlos Cortez Ruiz* Citizenship and Struggle*9. 'We all have rights, but...' Contesting concepts of citizenship in Brazil - Evelina Dagnino*10. Bodies as sites of struggle: Naripokkho and the movement for women's rights in Bangladesh - Shireen Huq*11. 'Growing' citizenship from the grassroots: Nijera Kori and social mobilization in Bangladesh - Naila Kabeer*12. Constructing citizenship without a licence: the struggle of undocumented immigrants in the USA for livelihoods and recognition - Fran Ansley* Citizenship and Policy*13. The Grootboom case and the constitutional right to housing: the poilitcs of planning in poet-apartheid South Africa - John J Williams*14. Citizenship and the right to water: Lessons from South Africa's Free Basic Water policy - Lyla Mehta*15. Donors, rights-based Approaches and implications for global citizenship: a case study from Peru - Rosalind Eyben

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/05/2005
  • ISBN13: 9781842775486
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781842775486
  • weight: 626
  • ISBN10: 1842775480

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