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Citizenship

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Citizenship is one of the most dynamic areas of politics. This is especially apparent today in the context of globalisation, digitalisation, migration, colonial debates and international crises vis-à-vis the continued prevalence and exclusionary tones of nation-state-based political communities. The Standing Group (SG) on Citizenship offers an inspiring and welcoming space for critical conversation about citizenship and related concepts. It welcomes queries about the genuine relevance of citizenship across personal, cultural, social, economic and political facets, articulations, practices, policies and implications in theory and in practice. Our members are invited to investigate these issues through research from multiple disciplines and diverse geographical regions - in and beyond Europe. Through these vital conversations, our members seek to address whether and how citizenship shapes the relationship between political communities and individuals, as well the factors and processes that influence citizenship at various levels, including micro, meso, and macro-level explanations.We are especially interested in unpacking citizenship’s seemingly relentless linkages with exclusionary socio-political, economic and environmental themes and practices. Such issues may be addressed through, for example, the articulation and challenges of rights, duties, participation and identities in off/online spaces. In the context of increased diversity, varied forms and levels of (political) participation and growing distrust, we are also interested in exploring and researching changes in young people’s politics. We therefore study citizenship along educational debates, including for example the role of educational institutions, actors and curricula in preparing ‘future’ citizens. The SG on Citizenship was established in 2013. Its membership has continually expanded since and now encompasses members from diverse academic fields and institutions.

The common ground in this Standing Group is “Citizenship”, how it’s understood and theorized, legalized in the states, policies of citizenship, practiced in all aspects of societies as well as taught in school. The field as well as the group is clearly inter-disciplinary. 

  • Our major aim is to encourage research in all aspects of Citizenship.
  • We encourage networks of scholars in order to promote research.

Activities

  • Prepare quarterly newsletters
  • Prepare and endorse at least one section with panels at the General conferences and one Joint session each year.
  • Organize thematic conferences and building networks;
  • Support for publications, networks and summer schools to graduate students interested in the field of citizenship

The Group is to form a network and possibly present applications for research projects related to the field of citizenship, democracy, education and learning. The main task of the group will be to support and facilitate research and organise round table conferences between the main ECPR conferences. It will also arrange Sections and Panels at ECPR conferences