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.

Radical Citizenship: Fragmentation versus Pluralization
Radical citizenship: Fragmentation versus pluralization

To breed an animal which is able to make promises. In order to have that degree of control over the future, man must first have learnt to distinguish between what happens by accident and by design, to think causally, to view the future as the present and anticipate it, to grasp with certainty what is end and what is means, in all, to be able to calculate, compute—and before he can do this, man himself will really have to become reliable, regular, automatic, even in his own self-image, so that he, as someone making a promise is, is answerable for his own future!

Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morality, II, 1

We use the term ‘radical citizenship’ to ...

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