Through a detailed introductory discussion of the relation between the civil and the political, and between recognition and representation, this book provides a comprehensive vocabulary for understanding citizenship. It uses the work of T H Marshall to frame the critical interrogation of how ethnic, technological, ecological, cosmopolitan, sexual and cultural rights relate to citizenship. The authors show how the civil, political and social meanings of citizenship have been redefined by postmodernization and globalization.
Redistribution, Recognition, Representation
Nearly a decade ago, when the Berlin Wall came tumbling down, some thought that history had ended. By their reckoning, the master narratives of the twentieth century—capitalism and socialism—and the bipolar world that they defined gave way to a triumph of democracy and capitalism over socialism as the only credible forms of government and economy. Yet, if the fall of the Berlin Wall marked the end of socialism, it had been retreating in intellectual and practical struggles in the West earlier than that. For at least two decades political struggles in the West had no longer been waged solely in the name of socialism, with redistribution and equality as its twin principles. Instead, a cultural politics emerged where various groups ...