We, the People of Europe?: Reflections on Transnational Citizenship (Translation/Transnation)

We, the People of Europe?: Reflections on Transnational Citizenship (Translation/Transnation)


étienne Balibar has been certainly one of Europe's most crucial philosophical and political thinkers because the Nineteen Sixties. His paintings has been drastically influential on either side of the Atlantic through the humanities and the social sciences. In We, the folk of Europe?, he expands on subject matters raised in his earlier works to supply a trenchant and eloquently written research of "transnational citizenship" from the point of view of latest Europe. Balibar strikes deftly from kingdom conception, nationwide sovereignty, and debates on multiculturalism and ecu racism, towards imagining a extra democratic and not more state-centered ecu citizenship.

Although eu unification has steadily divorced the options of citizenship and nationhood, this method has met with ambitious hindrances. whereas Balibar seeks a deep knowing of this serious conjuncture, he is going past theoretical matters. for instance, he examines the emergence, along the formal points of eu citizenship, of a "European apartheid," or the reduplication of exterior borders within the kind of "internal borders" nurtured by means of doubtful notions of nationwide and racial identification. He argues for the democratization of ways immigrants and minorities usually are handled via the trendy democratic country, and the necessity to reinvent what it capability to be a citizen in an more and more multicultural, various global. a massive new paintings by way of a well known theorist, We, the folks of Europe? deals a far-reaching substitute to the standard framing of multicultural debates within the usa whereas additionally enticing with those debates.

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