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Identities, affiliations, and allegiances, edited by Seyla Benhabib, Ian Shapiro, and Danilo Petranović

Identities, affiliations, and allegiances, edited by Seyla Benhabib, Ian Shapiro, and Danilo Petranović
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Identities, affiliations, and allegiances
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edited by Seyla Benhabib, Ian Shapiro, and Danilo Petranović
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Cambridge books online
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.--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
pt. I. Emergence and limits of national political identities -- From affiliation to affinity : citizenship in the transition from empire to the nation-state / Faruk Birtek -- Transnationalizing the public sphere : on the legitimacy and efficacy of public opinion in a postWestphalian world / Nancy Fraser -- "Being there" : place, territory, and identity / Charles S. Maier -- Political boundaries in a multilevel democracy / Rainer Bauböck -- pt. II. "Multiple identities in practice : the European example -- Building European institutions : beyond strong ties and weak commitments / Veit Bader -- Soft borders and transnational citizens / Julie Mostov -- Transnational nationalism : redefining nation and territory / Riva Kastoryano -- pt. III. Decoupling citizenship from identity -- Binding problems, boundary problems : the trouble with "democratic citizenship" / Clarissa Rile Hayward -- Immigrant political integration and ethnic civic communities in Amsterdam / Jean Tillie, Boris Slijper -- Nonterritorial boundaries of citizenship / Melissa S. Williams -- Against birthright privilege : redefining citizenship as property / Ayelet Shachar -- pt. IV. Identity and historical injustice -- Social solidarity as a problem for cosmopolitan democracy / Craig Calhoun -- The continuing significance of ethnocultural identity / Jorge M. Valadez -- Amnesty or impunity? : a preliminary critique of the report of the truth and reconciliation commission of South Africa / Mahmood Mamdani -- Law's races / Rogers M. Smith
Identities, Affiliations, & Allegiances