Is citizenship in decline due to globalisation and an erosion of civic participation and democratic representation? Or is it merely transformed and extended to new levels and larger scales? Should we assess these challenges and changes primarily from a perspective of global justice, or consider also membership in a democratic polity as itself a basic good? Prospects for Citizenship addresses these broad questions in a unique collaborative effort. The result is an impressive book that looks at the future of citizenship from multiple research perspectives while remaining coherent in its overall purpose.
Rainer Bauboeck, European University Institute, Florence
This book offers a perspicuous overview of the prospects for citizenship in our contemporary political context. The authorial team draw on a wide range of empirical and normative research in order to offer an incisive analysis of the problems and pressures of citizenship in the twenty-first century. The authors focus in particular on the apparent decline of traditional forms of civic engagement, the emergence of new forms of participation and the relationship between citizenship and globalization.
Chris Armstrong, Momoh Banya, Andrew Mason, Derek McGee, Tony McGrew, David Owen, Clare Saunders, Graham Smith and Gerry Stoker are all based at the Centre for Citizenship, Governance and Globalization at the University of Southampton, UK
Introduction: Contexts of Citizenship; Politics and Citizenship: The Changing Terrain Gerry Stoker; Citizenship and Participation: Innovation and Renewal Graham Smith; Citizenship and Diversity: New Challenges Andy Mason; Transnational Citizenship: Migration and Membership David Owen; The Changing Global Landscape of Citizenship Tony McGrew; Global Citizenship: Cosmopolitan Futures? Chris Armstrong; Conclusion: Prospects, Perils and Pitfalls; Bibliography; Index.