Citizenship as a Challenge

Dimensions of an Evolving Process


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Citizenship is one of the most important legacies of human development. It raises the human status from a biological condition into a cultural, moral, political and rationalistic one. It is a constantly evolving process, which at each new turn, adds complexity to human existence.
After the breakthroughs of the eighteenth century, with the first steps in recognition of civil and political rights, and of the twentieth century with the advancement of social rights and the emergence of cultural and environmental rights, one could conclude that the twenty-first century would see an enlargement of citizenship ideas and ideals. Has this indeed happened? Where are we now when it comes to identifying ourselves as citizens?
Varying across several disciplines, this volume addresses the complexities of citizenship and our attempts to make sense of them.

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Tamara Nair is a Research Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Her research interests include human security and human development.
Maria Inês Amaro is an Assistant Professor at University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL). Her research interests are social policy, consensual budgets and social minimus.
Notes on Contributors

Being a Citizen
  Tamara Nair and Maria Inés Amaro

part 1
Citizenship as a Global Asset
 The Unconscious Bias in Silences of Global Citizenship
  S. Ram Vemuri

part 2
Citizenship and the State
 Minimum Income Standard as a Social Citizenship Benchmark The Case of Portugal
  Maria Inês Amaro and Francisco Branco

 Citizenship as an Egg?
  Y.Y. Brandon Chen

 I Am The Three Percent
  Amanda Bigler

part 3
Citizenship in Education
 Representations of Young Citizens in Aotearoa New Zealand’s Schooling Curriculum
  Philippa Hunter

 Students’ Understandings of Citizenship and Citizenship Education in Secondary Schools in Chile
  Paula Leal

 Why “Where Are You From?” Should Never Be Asked of a Third Culture Kid
  Judith Zangerle

part 4
Governing Citizenship
 Decentralisation and the Identity of the Citizen Deepening Democracy or Driving Disadvantage?
  Tamara Nair

 Inventing Citizenship
  Lana Zdravković


Researchers interested in citizenship studies from a multidisciplinary background. Any student, academic, practitioner and lay person interested on reflection about citizenship in present times through its different dimensions and approaches.
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