Multilevel Citizenship (Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism)

Multilevel Citizenship (Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism)

By: Willem Maas (editor)Hardback

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Citizenship has come to mean legal and political equality within a sovereign nation-state; in international law, only states may determine who is and who is not a citizen. But such unitary status is the historical exception: before sovereign nation-states became the prevailing form of political organization, citizenship had a range of definitions and applications. Today, nonstate communities and jurisdictions both below and above the state level are once again becoming important sources of rights, allegiance, and status, thereby constituting renewed forms of multilevel citizenship. For example, while the European Union protects the nation-state's right to determine its own members, the project to construct a democratic polity beyond national borders challenges the sovereignty of member governments. Multilevel Citizenship disputes the dominant narrative of citizenship as a homogeneous status that can be bestowed only by nation-states. The contributors examine past and present case studies that complicate the meaning and function of citizenship, including residual allegiance to empires, constitutional rights that are accessible to noncitizens, and the nonstate allegiance of nomadic nations. Their analyses consider the inconsistencies and exceptions of national citizenship as a political concept, such as overlapping jurisdictions and shared governance, as well as the emergent forms of sub- or supranational citizenships. Multilevel Citizenship captures the complexity of citizenship in practice, both at different levels and in different places and times. Contributors: Elizabeth F. Cohen, Elizabeth Dale, Will Hanley, Marc Helbling, Turkuler Isiksel, Jenn Kinney, Sheryl Lightfoot, Willem Maas, Catherine Neveu, Luicy Pedroza, Eldar Sarajlic, Rogers M. Smith.

About Author

Willem Maas is Jean Monnet Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science at Glendon College, York University, and author of Creating European Citizens.


Preface Chapter 1. Varieties of Multilevel Citizenship -Willem Maas PART I. MIGRANTS AND MIGRATIONS Chapter 2. Denizen Enfranchisement and Flexible Citizenship: National Passports or Local Ballots? -Luicy Pedroza Chapter 3. Attrition through Enforcement in the "Promiseland": Overlapping Memberships and the Duties of Government in Mexican America -Rogers M. Smith Chapter 4. Multilevel Citizenship in a Federal State: The Case of Noncitizens' Rights in the United States -Jenn Kinney and Elizabeth F. Cohen PART II. EMPIRES AND INDIGENEITY Chapter 5. When Did Egyptians Stop Being Ottomans? An Imperial Citizenship Case Study -Will Hanley Chapter 6. The Su Bao Case and the Layers of Everyday Citizenship in China, 1894-1904 -Elizabeth Dale Chapter 7. The International Indigenous Rights Discourse and Its Demands for Multilevel Citizenship -Sheryl Lightfoot PART III. LOCAL, MULTINATIONAL, AND POSTNATIONAL Chapter 8. Local Citizenship Politics in Switzerland: Between National Justice and Municipal Particularities -Marc Helbling Chapter 9. Multilevel Citizenship and the Contested Statehood of Bosnia and Herzegovina -Eldar Sarajlic Chapter 10. Citizens of a New Agora: Postnational Citizenship and International Economic Institutions -Turkuler Isiksel Chapter 11. Sites of Citizenship, Politics of Scales -Catherine Neveu List of Contributors Notes Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780812245158
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780812245158
  • ISBN10: 0812245156

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