Democracy and Citizenship: Expanding Domains

Michael Saward

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Theory

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548439
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

Democracy and Citizenship: Expanding Domains


This article analyses some key recent threads in the debate about the meaning and scope of democracy and citizenship in contemporary political theory. It uses the frame of expanding domains to link the two concepts together in order to determine the impact that different innovations in democratic thinking have on the conception of citizenship. It also explores the ways which elements of contemporary innovative conceptions of democracy seek to reconstruct and reconstruct the concept of citizens and citizenship.

Keywords: democracy; citizenship; political theory; expanding domains; citizens

Article.  7030 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Political Theory

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