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date: 23 February 2020

(p. v) Acknowledgments

(p. v) Acknowledgments

It takes a village, the saying goes, to raise a child. It takes a transnational community coupled with local support to seamlessly bring together scholars from various disciplines and different countries to advance our thinking about one of the world’s most pressing issues—the current state of citizenship, its past, and potential future—the remit of this Handbook.

The editors would like to acknowledge the editorial assistance provided by Naama Ofrath, Ayelet Shachar’s doctoral student at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, who played a significant role in ensuring that the manuscript was submitted in record time and in mint condition. We would also like to thank Dagmar Recke of the Ethics, Law and Politics Department at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, who, together with Monika Rzemieniecka of the European University Institute’s Department of Political and Social Sciences, flawlessly helped us organize the Oxford Handbook of Citizenship Authors’ Workshop, which was generously hosted by the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the EUI in June 2016. Over the course of three intense days under the Tuscan sun, the workshop’s participants had the opportunity to tighten the overarching thematic coherence of the Handbook and to sharpen their own respective chapters by reading, commenting, debating, and interacting with other contributors. We are grateful to the Max Planck Society for its financial support of this event, which enabled its success.

At Oxford University Press, Alex Flach, senior commissioning editor, sparked the idea for this Handbook and provided sound guidance throughout the gestation of this project and its early life, fully supporting our vision of adopting a multidisciplinary and comparative perspective. The final stages of submission and production were overseen by Jamie Berezin, who shared the same enthusiasm and commitment to the project as we did. Eve Ryle-Hodges patiently responded to our various requests and helped secure, along with Oxford’s design team, the cover image which brings to the fore themes of multiple meanings, overlapping affiliations, and changing scales of membership that are central to the inquiry in this Handbook.

Last but not least, we are grateful to four anonymous reviewers and to our dedicated authors, who endured the extensive feedback provided by the editors in several rounds of commentary throughout the writing process. (p. vi)