Towards A Post-Marshallian Framework for the Analysis of Social Citizenship

Håkan Johansson and Bjørn Hvinden

in Social Policy and Citizenship

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199754045
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979455 | DOI:

Series: International Policy Exchange Series

Towards A Post-Marshallian Framework for the Analysis of Social Citizenship

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Building on a review of recent scholarship about citizenship and an overview of major challenges for contemporary societies and welfare provision, the chapter proposes a new conceptual framework for studies of citizenship. According to this framework, citizenship is multidimensional, incorporating reciprocity of rights and duties, freedom of choice and self-responsibility, and participation in deliberation and decision making. Whereas these elements have conventionally been linked to alternative and conflicting understandings of citizenship, this framework emphasizes the ways in which elements associated with different understandings combine and complement each other in welfare provision and governance, as well as in people’s everyday experience. The framework enables researchers to capture the complexity, tensions, and dynamics of citizenship and the significant differences and similarities between national welfare arrangements.

Keywords: T. H. Marshall; socio-liberal citizenship; libertarian citizenship; republican citizenship; hybridization; passive citizenship; active citizenship; human rights; self-organization; analytical pluralism

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