- The Oxford Handbook of Citizenship
- List of Abbreviations
- List of Contributors
- Introduction: Citizenship—<i>Quo Vadis</i>?
- Revisiting the Classical Ideal of Citizenship
- Re-Scaling the Geography of Citizenship
- Political Membership and Democratic Boundaries
- Liberal and Republican Conceptions of Citizenship
- Citizenship and Nationhood
- The History of Racialized Citizenship
- Feminist, Sexual, and Queer Citizenship
- Postcolonial Citizenship
- Economic Theories of Citizenship Ascension
- Comparing Citizenship Regimes
- Citizenship and Human Rights
- Citizenship and Cultural Diversity
- Citizenship and the Franchise
- Status Non-Citizens
- Citizenship in Immigration States
- Citizenship and State Transition
- Citizenship in Non-Western Contexts
- Indigenous Citizenship in Settler States
- Secular and Religious Citizenship
- Performative Citizenship
- Does Citizenship Matter?
- The Place of Territory in Citizenship
- Diasporas and Transnational Citizenship
- Fragmentation of Citizenship Governance
- Multiple Citizenship
- Multilevel Citizenship
- Supranational Citizenship
- Cosmopolitan Citizenship
- On Refugeehood and Citizenship
- Statelessness, ‘In-Between’ Statuses, and Precarious Citizenship
- Citizenship and Technology
- Citizenship For Sale?
- Citizenship and Membership Duties Toward Quasi-Citizens
- Inclusive Citizenship Beyond the Capacity Contract
Abstract and Keywords
Rather than following a linear narrative, this discussion of rescaling citizenship reveals varied modes socio-spatial organization and belonging that, at times, coincide with the dominant political units of historic eras and, at others, reject or transcend them. While varied ideals of belonging and civil responsibility may be more visible or articulated today, they have existed throughout history, and perpetually formed alternative scales of citizenship. Re-scaling citizenship has always been part of efforts to organize political space at an optimal scale for civil beneficence, rights, and responsibilities. Despite efforts to rigidly link concepts of membership to territory, contingencies of social process, technology, and shifting values make citizenship multivalent and polilocal. While affirming the continued allure of the territorial state, this chapter calls for consideration of increasing mobilities and communication technology, supra and sub-state political communities, as well as cross-border relationships and the daily practices of integration that pervade contemporary human existence.
Alexander C. Diener, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Kansas.
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