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Citizenship: Discourse, Theory, and Transnational Prospects

Citizenship: Discourse, Theory, and Transnational Prospects

Peter Kivisto, Thomas Faist

ISBN: 978-1-405-10551-4

Jul 2007

176 pages

In Stock

$124.95

Description

A significant addition to the growing body of literature on citizenship, this wide-ranging overview focuses on the importance, and changing nature, of citizenship. It introduces the varied discourses and theories that have arisen in recent years, and looks toward future scholarship in the field.

  • Offers an analytical assessment of the various thematic discourses and provides guidance in pulling together those discrete themes into a larger, more comprehensive framework
  • Identifies the four broadly conceived themes that shape the many discourses on contemporary citizenship – inclusion, erosion, withdrawal, and expansion
  • Includes a thorough introduction to the subject
1. Introduction.

2. Inclusion.

3. Erosion.

4. Withdrawal.

5. Expansion.

6. Future Trends.

References

""The scope and depth of the literature which Kivisto and Faist present is admirable."" (The Kelingrove Review, October 2008)

“This work would be a useful primer for a class in political sociology or for any class that deals with ‘citizenship.’” (Choice)


  • Provides a comprehensive and detailed argument about the current state and future of citizenship
  • Offers an analytical assessment of the various thematic discourses and provides guidance in pulling together those discrete themes into a larger, more comprehensive framework
  • Identifies the four broadly conceived themes that shape the many discourses on contemporary citizenship – inclusion, erosion, withdrawal, and expansion
  • Includes a thorough introduction to the subject