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Citizenship and Social Theory By Bryan S Turner

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Explores the nature of citizenship in today's society, and social sciences' theories about citizenship. Going beyond both traditional and liberal theories of democracies and Marxist theories of civil society, the relationship between the individual and the state, community and family is reassessed.

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Citizenship and Social Theory by Bryan S Turner

Going beyond both traditional liberal theories of democracy and Marxist theories of civil society, leading international scholars rethink the relations between the individual and the state, community and family. They assess how social and political participation is changing in the modern world, investigate the historical roots of citizenship and its development alongside the nation state and urban society, and relate it to issues of welfare and the market. The final chapter asks whether the subordination of nation states to supranational institutions will replace state citizenship with a global conception of human rights.

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`An interesting collection of essays which examine the relevance of the concept of citizenship for the current debates in social and political theory' - Political Studies

About Bryan S Turner

Bryan S. Turner is Professor of Sociology in the Asian Research Institute (ARI) at the National University of Singapore. Previously he was Professor of Sociology in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge from 1998-2005. His research interests include globalization and religion, concentrating on such issues as religious conflict and the modern state, religious authority and electronic information, religious, consumerism and youth cultures, human rights and religion, the human body, medical change, and religious cosmologies. He is Joint Chief Editor of the journal Citizenship Studies and serves on the editorial boards of several prestigious journals.

Table of Contents

Contemporary Problems in the Theory of Citizenship - Bryan S Turner Citizenship in the Modern West - Barry Hindess Citizenship, Class Inequality and Resentment - J M Barbalet Citizenship in a Liberal Society - Peter Saunders Cultural Foundations of Modern Citizenship - Stephen Kalberg Psychology and Citizenship - John Shotter Identity and Belonging The Fragile Ethical Vision of Civil Society - Adam B Seligman Outline of the Theory of Human Rights - Bryan S Turner

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Citizenship and Social Theory by Bryan S Turner
Bryan S Turner
Politics and Culture series
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SAGE Publications Ltd
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