`Culture' and `citizenship' are two of the most hotly contested concepts in the social sciences. What are the relationships between them? This book explores the issues of inclusion and exclusion, the market and policy, rights and responsibilities, and the definitions of citizens and non-citizens. Substantive topics investigated in the various chapters include: cultural democracy; intersubjectivity and the unconscious; globalization and the nation state; European citizenship; and the discourses on cultural policy.

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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