As the neo-liberal marketization of citizenship and the resulting processes of individualization proceed, debates on citizenship tend to flounder in outmoded ideological oppositions. By examining concrete cases and processes that accompany contemporary practices of citizenship, this volume brings analytical clarity to contemporary debates about citizenship. The state, the market and the forum are analysed as competing fields of citizenship practice, and it is their complex relationship which helps us to understand the role and function not only of the debate on citizenship, but of the institutions and practices of citizenship itself in the contemporary world.
1. Introduction: Dilemmas of Citizenship
PART I: THE MARKETIZATION OF CITIZENSHIP
2. Romancing the Market, Reviling the State: Historicizing Liberalism, Privatization, and the Competing Claims to Civil Society
3. Poor Citizens. Social Citizenship versus Individualization of Welfare
4. Redesigning the Canadian Citizenship Regime: Remaking the Institutions of Representation
5. The Marketization of Public Services
6. Citizenship and Markets in Recent British Education Policy
7. Prospects for Effective Social Citizenship in an Age of Structural Inactivity
PART II: THE LIMITS OF POLITICAL CITIZENSHIP
8. Citizenship through Direct Democracy? The Broken Promises of Empowerment
9. Institutions, Culture and Identity of Trans-National Citizenship: How Much Integration and Communal Spirit is Needed?
10. Social Movement Organizations and the Democratic Order. Reorganizing the Social Basis of Political Citizenship in Complex Societies
11. The Civic Networking Movement: The Internet as a New Democratic Public Space?
12. Conclusions. The Future of Citizenship