Globalization and Citizenship

Globalization and Citizenship

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This lively and invigorating book explores the complex ways that globalization has profoundly affected the once-static nationally defined boundaries of citizenship. From Cairo to Beijing, campaigns for civil rights and democracy around the world are intensifying and speeding up in the digital media age, and public recognition of global interdependence continues to rise. At the same time, many national governments are tightening border controls and further limiting access to citizenship in a climate of high public anxiety and economic uncertainty. Hans Schattle explores the roles of numerous social movements and advocacy groups at the heart of recent events such as the "Arab Spring" revolutions, the global contestation on the role and tactics of WikiLeaks, the controversy over the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize award to Chinese political dissident Liu Xiaobo, and the heated debates on immigration and multiculturalism in Europe and the United States. Although globalization continues to open up many new opportunities for citizens to enter the international arena and make their voices heard, as Schattle shows, the institution of national citizenship remains highly resilient.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 151 x 229 x 17mm | 358g
  • Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0742568466
  • 9780742568464
  • 2,411,568

Table of contents

Chapter 1: A Dual Dynamic between Globalization and Citizenship
Chapter 2: Global Media, Mobilization, and Revolution: The Arab Spring
Chapter 3: A Tale of Two Citizens: Liu Xiaobo and Julian Assange
Chapter 4: Europe's Inward Turn: The Retrenchment of Public Space
Chapter 5: Immigration Politics and the Contested American Dream
Chapter 6: Conclusion: Rising Individuals, Resilient State
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Hans Schattle charts the new trajectories of citizenship in our moment and helps us see the fundamental contradiction that animates them. He offers us a badly needed guide for navigating the resulting confusion surrounding one of the most pressing issues of our time. This will be an invaluable book for undergraduate and graduate courses and anyone interested in understanding the challenges of globalization to civic identity and the ordering of public life. -- Joshua J. Yates, University of Virginia This timely book deftly surveys key developments worldwide, ranging from the impact of social media in the uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East to the contested role of activists and the condition of migrants in Europe and the United States. Schattle uses these central cases to examine the simultaneous disentanglement of political engagement from territorial confines and the continued resilience and power of the nation and the state in the production and reproduction of citizenship. Essential reading for students and scholars of media studies and international relations. -- Willem Maas, York University How does one tackle a topic as big as globalization and citizenship? Schattle's writing rattles along, taking in everything from the Rights of Man to Facebook, Twitter, and WikiLeaks. At the same time, it expertly elucidates central episodes in recent history, from the Arab Spring to the uphill struggle for democracy in China. Underlying this rich narrative is a nuanced normative argument about the limits and possibilities of cosmopolitan citizenship. Truly a great read. -- Paul James, RMIT University
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About Hans Schattle

Hans Schattle is associate professor of political science at Yonsei University in South Korea.
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