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.

Modern Citizenship: Civil, Political and Social
Modern citizenship: Civil, political and social
Introduction

This chapter develops a conceptual outlook necessary to address group-differentiated citizenship. It discusses the limits of modern conceptions of citizenship in the context of T.H. Marshall and his critics and under the twin pressures of postmodernization (fragmentation and pluralization) and globalization (interconnectedness and flows). It focuses on group rights as the ‘riddle of modernity’. It sets out the claim that citizenship, far from a universal concept, embodies the multifarious and complex character of the political subject. After critically reviewing the work of Marshall, the chapter proceeds with a discussion of group rights as the riddle of modernity via a focus on the work of the nineteenth-century German jurist Otto Gierke. It then develops a ...

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