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Jude Bloomfield & Franco Bianchini

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Chapter 7: Cultural Citizenship and Urban Governance in Western Europe

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Cultural Citizenship and Urban Governance in Western Europe
Cultural citizenship and urban governance in western europe
JudeBloomfield and FrancoBianchini
The Political Context of Debates Over Citizenship

The concept of citizenship has acquired renewed salience and popularity in the last twenty years in response to the demise of the post-war political and social settlement and sustained theoretical and political attack on equality and the means of achieving it through the welfare state. The social fragmentation and marginalization, brought about by the economic restructuring of the 1970s and 1980s, and the growth of cultural pluralism, resulting from global migration and communication flows have thrown in doubt the capacity of the state to satisfy the diverse range of needs and demands for participation.

Novel protagonists of citizenship emerged in the new left ...

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