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Law and Citizenship

The essays in Law and Citizenship provide a framework for analyzing citizenship in an increasingly globalized world by addressing a number of fundamental questions. How are traditional notions of citizenship erecting borders against those who are excluded? What are the impacts of changing notions of state, borders, and participation on our concepts of citizenship? Within territorial borders, to what extent are citizens able to participate, given that the principles of accountability, transparency, and representativeness remain ideals? The contributors address the numerous implications of the concept of citizenship for public policy, international law, poverty law, immigration law, constitutional law, history, political science, and sociology.

232 pages

Legal Dimensions

Table of Contents



1 Introduction: Thinking about Citizenship and Law in an Era of Change / Jane Jenson

2 Exile on Main Street: Popular Discourse and Legal Manoeuvres around Citizenship / Audrey Macklin

3 Home and Away: The Construction of Citizenship in an Emigration Context / Kim Barry

4 Multinational Citizenship: Practical Implications of a Theoretical Model / Siobhan Harty and Michael Murphy

5 The Crisis of the Welfare State and the Demise of Social Citizenship? A Sociolegal Perspective / Michel Coutu

6 Dis-citizenship / Richard Devlin and Dianne Pothier

7 Connecting Economy, Gender, and Citizenship / Mary Condon and Lisa Philipps



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