The Structuring of Social Citizenship: A Theoretical Framework

Maurizio Ferrera

in The Boundaries of Welfare

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780199284665
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603273 | DOI:
The Structuring of Social Citizenship: A Theoretical Framework

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The chapter surveys the “state-building” literature and discusses, in particular, the works of Stein Rokkan and of Albert Hirschman, highlighting their usefulness for studying welfare state developments. An original analytical framework is proposed for the exploration of spatial politics, based on a combination of “vocality” and “locality” options. The chapter then discusses the emergence and evolution of modern citizenship as a form of spatial closure, and proposes an interpretation of social rights as products of structuring processes.

Keywords: state building; nation-state; social cleavages; centre-periphery relations; exit; voice; loyalty

Chapter.  17962 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Political Economy

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