COURSE PREREQUISITES: 45
credits of 100-level or higher coursework.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: This
course provides a comprehensive overview of the main debates on citizenship in
liberal democracies and the implications of globalization on those
debates. Particular emphasis will be
given to understanding and evaluating liberal, republican, pluralist, feminist,
nationalist, and cosmopolitan conceptions of citizenship. specific topics examined include: 1) the
meaning of citizenship and why it matters; 2) the role of citizenship when
framed as rights and duties within the state; 3) the challenges presented to
state-bound notions of citizenship as advanced by feminism, multiculturalism,
and Aboriginal nationalism; and 3) the prospect for a radically reconfigured
expression of cosmopolitan citizenship developed in response to globalization.
REQUIRED TEXTS: Isin,
Engin F. and Bryan S. Turner, eds. Handbook
of Citizenship Studies. London: Sage Publications, 2002.
required readings will be placed on the course Moodle site.
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