A succinct and accomplished heritage of the improvement of citizenship from the Roman Empire to the current day
Citizenship, Inequality, and Difference bargains a concise and sweeping review of citizenship's complicated evolution, from historical Rome to the current. Political leaders and thinkers nonetheless debate, as they did in Republican Rome, no matter if the presumed equivalence of electorate is appropriate with cultural variety and financial inequality. Frederick Cooper offers citizenship as "claim-making"--the statement of rights in a political entity. What these rights may be and to whom they need to follow have lengthy been matters for dialogue and political mobilization, whereas the type of political entity within which claims and counterclaims were made has diversified over the years and area.
Citizenship principles have been first formed within the context of empires. the connection of citizenship to "nation" and "empire" used to be hotly debated after the revolutions in France and the Americas, and claims to "imperial citizenship" persevered to be made within the mid-twentieth century. Cooper examines struggles over citizenship within the Spanish, French, British, Ottoman, Russian, Soviet, and American empires, and he explains the reconfiguration of citizenship questions after the cave in of empires in Africa and India. He explores the stress this day among individualistic and social conceptions of citizenship, in addition to among citizenship as an exclusionary concept and versatile and multinational conceptions of citizenship.
Citizenship, Inequality, and Difference is a traditionally established mirrored image on one of the most basic matters dealing with human societies long ago and present.
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