By Michael S. Greve, Michael Zoller
Conventional notions of citizenship are associated with the belief of the democratic geographical region, a sovereign entity able to protecting itself opposed to overseas and family enemies. yet those notions became more and more complex because the very notion of the countryside is challenged, not just through ethnic and non secular conflicts, but in addition by means of elevated international mobility and the political integration of realms into overseas organizations-most prominently, the eu Union. Will the idea that of citizenship as we all know it live on the decline of the geographical region? during this quantity, students from each side of the Atlantic contemplate how innovations of citizenship have an effect on debates over immigration and assimilation, tolerance and minority rights, and nationwide team spirit and civic tradition. The authors discover the idea of 'constitutional patriotism,' which seeks to set up ideas of citizenship in a center floor among cosmopolitanism and nationalism; the theoretical and functional questions of citizenship, together with the complexities surrounding the criminal prestige of citizenship within the ecu Union and the U.S.; the demanding situations of constructing ecu citizenship 'complementary' with nationwide citizenship; and the problem of competing allegiances to domestic states and the eu Union. ultimately, the authors study the centrality of rights, and the demanding situations of conflicting rights claims, in modern conceptions of citizenship. To what extent_if at all_should electorate' rights and tasks swap because the geographical region itself adjustments? In a globalizing, post-9/11 global, it's extra very important than ever to appreciate the way forward for citizenship and the countryside. In essays that diversity from the pragmatic to the theoretical, from the old to the private, Citizenship in the United States and Europe sheds gentle on those the most important matters.