Identities, Affiliations, and Allegiances

Identities, Affiliations, and Allegiances

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Where do political identities come from, how do they change over time, and what is their impact on political life? This book explores these and related questions in a globalizing world where the nation state is being transformed, definitions of citizenship are evolving in unprecedented ways, and people's interests and identities are taking on new local, regional, transnational, cosmopolitan, and even imperial configurations. Pre-eminent scholars examine the changing character of identities, affiliations, and allegiances in a variety of contexts: the evolving character of the European Union and its member countries, the Balkans and other new democracies of the post-1989 world, and debates about citizenship and cultural identity in the modern West. These essays are essential reading for anyone interested in the political and intellectual ferment that surrounds debates about political membership and attachment, and will be of interest to students and scholars in the social sciences, humanities, and law.Resurrect the border Failing to find persuasive reasons for adopting the cosmopolitan or denationalized vision of citizenship, ... 46 For an influential collection of essays that seeks to identify whether such a a€œloss of controla€ claim is supported byanbsp;...

Title:Identities, Affiliations, and Allegiances
Author:Seyla Benhabib, Ian Shapiro, Danilo Petranovich
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2007-08-02


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