globalisation. The outcome of these structural changes is the emergence of a multicentred world where not only socio-economic struggles but also cultural rights claims are made by vulnerable and minority groups and where the sites of contestations are no longer territorially bound but global in their political and discursive constructions and manifestations.
It is for these reasons that the Journal of Citizenship and Globalisation Studies aims to engage critically with the nature and problematics of new forms of citizenship in a global context. The aim is to investigate
Introduction: Ideal Types of Citizenship
The first type is national citizenship, typically associated with ethno-nationalism, which has been important in nation-building processes from the 19th century onwards. In many Asian societies, this type of citizenship was also closely associated with the so-called developmental state and became important in the authoritarian states that followed the Korean War. In Latin America, national citizenship was also connected with various nation-building projects. Latin America experienced an authoritarian and
At its most basic, the notion of citizenship refers to the rights and obligations conferred to an individual by virtue of their membership in a political community such as the nation-state ( Tilly, 1997 ). It is a mediating concept, in that it mediates relationships between individuals within a state and relationships between individuals and institutions, including the state itself. In this spirit, Tilly (1997) understands citizenship as a kind of tie that binds people to one another within the jurisdiction of a given state, but which also
In the spring of 2016, the first author attended the naturalization ceremony at which Vinod, an IT specialist from Mumbai, and his son were granted Dutch citizenship. During the ceremony, Vinod and other migrants recited an oath of loyalty to the Dutch state. Vinod and his family seemed to enjoy the ceremony but he was quick to assert that he was only doing this for the purpose of travel and to secure more opportunities for his son. Vinod, his wife Neha and their young son moved to the Netherlands in 2009. As a “highly skilled” or “knowledge
A case study of Somali settlement in Lieksa, Finland
Tiina Sotkasiira and Ville-Samuli Haverinen
Our research focusses on the experiences of Somali immigrants who reside in a small eastern Finnish town called Lieksa. In Finland, the municipalities are responsible for executing many rights, including economic and social rights, which is why it is essential to evaluate the realisation of such rights at the local level. When examining Somalis’ citizenship positions in this context, we have come to understand the relevance of not only acting as a citizen, but also the social force directed towards the Somali residents to prevent them from
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