Citizenship in Question

Author: Benjamin N. Lawrance
Publisher:
ISBN: 0822362805
Release Date: 2017-01-20
Genre: Law

The contributors to Citizenship in Question demonstrate that the line separating citizenship and noncitizenship is ambiguous and inconsistent. In case studies analyzing the legal barriers to citizenship rights in over twenty countries, the contributors show how states use citizenship requirements to police racial, ethnic, class, and religious difference.

Understanding Statelessness

Author: Tendayi Bloom
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351779135
Release Date: 2017-07-06
Genre: Political Science

Understanding Statelessness offers a comprehensive, in-depth examination of statelessness. The volume presents the theoretical, legal and political concept of statelessness through the work of leading critical thinkers in this area.?They offer a critique of the existing framework through detailed and theoretically-based scrutiny of challenging contexts of statelessness in the real world and suggest ways forward. The volume is divided into three parts. The first, ‘Defining Statelessness’, features chapters exploring conceptual issues in the definition of statelessness. The second, ‘Living Statelessness’, uses case studies of statelessness contexts from States across global regions to explore the diversity of contemporary lived realities of statelessness and to interrogate standard theoretical presentations. ‘Theorising Statelessness’, the final part, approaches the theorisation of statelessness from a variety of theoretical perspectives, building upon the earlier sections. All the chapters come together to suggest a rethinking of how we approach statelessness. They raise questions and seek answers with a view to contributing to the development of a theoretical approach which can support more just policy development. Throughout the volume, readers are encouraged to connect theoretical concepts, real-world accounts and challenging analyses. The result is a rich and cohesive volume which acts as both a state-of-the-art statement on statelessness research and a call to action for future work in the field. It will be of great interest to graduates and scholars of political theory, human rights, law and international development, as well as those looking for new approaches to thinking about statelessness.

Citizenship Soziologie der Staatsb rgerschaft

Author: Jürgen Mackert
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783322899644
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Genre: Social Science

Im Zeitalter der Globalisierung und Transnationalisierung ist die Institution nationaler Staatsbürgerschaft ins Zentrum wissenschaftlicher und politischer Auseinandersetzungen gerückt. Prozesse der Entgrenzung, der partiellen De-Nationalisierung und des tendenziellen Souveränitätsverlustes des Nationalstaates haben die mit nationaler Staatsbürgerschaft verbundenen Gewißheiten fraglich werden lassen. Das Feld wissenschaftlicher Diskussion beherrschten bisher weitgehend normativ geführte Debatten. Was fehlt, ist eine Soziologie der Staatsbürgerschaft, die diese Institution als Integrationsinstrument moderner Gesellschaften begreift und angesichts neuer und alter gesellschaftlicher Probleme wie sozialer Ungleichheit, Armut und Ausgrenzung, sozialer Gerechtigkeit, politischer Partizipation oder der zunehmenden ethnischen und kulturellen Heterogenisierung moderner Gesellschaften nach der analytischen Kapazität des Konzepts fragt. Der Band vereinigt klassische und zeitgenössische Beiträge, die eine sozialwissenschaftliche Perspektive eröffnen, und wendet sich an die Sozial-, Politik-, Wirtschafts- und Geschichtswissenschaften ebenso wie an Philosophie und Pädagogik.