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Citizenship in an Era of Globalization: Commentary on Held

Will Kymlicka

in Politics in the Vernacular

Published in print January 2001 | ISBN: 9780199240982
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599729 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199240981.003.0018
Citizenship in an Era of Globalization: Commentary on Held

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David Held argues that globalisation has eroded the capacity for meaningful democratic citizenship at the domestic level, as nation-states lose some of their historic sovereignty. It is argued that globalisation has not undermined domestic political participation, and has mobilised otherwise apathetic people. The prospects for producing a meaningful form of transnational citizenship are discussed.

Keywords: globalisation; cosmopolitan citizenship; David Held; democratic citizenship; transnational citizenship

Chapter.  4718 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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