By Engin F. Isin
Via a close introductory dialogue of the relation among the civil and the political, and among reputation and illustration, this ebook presents a entire vocabulary for figuring out citizenship. It makes use of the paintings of T H Marshall to border the severe interrogation of the way ethnic, technological, ecological, cosmopolitan, sexual and cultural rights relate to citizenship. The authors convey how the civil, political and social meanings of citizenship were redefined by way of postmodernization and globalization.
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What is much less known and discussed about his famous essay 'Two Concepts of Liberty' is that Berlin also raised the possibility of a third form of liberty. Berlin named this as desire of recognition displayed by social groups. 'The lack of freedom about which men or groups complain amounts, as often as not, to the lack of proper recognition' (Berlin, 1969: 155). This view clearly resonates with that of late Marshall on the civil rights movement. ' (155). Berlin argued that the desire for recognition was different from both forms of liberty and it should be considered as a third form because it was about the assertion of self and agency.
2 MODERN CITIZENSHIP: CIVIL, POLITICAL AND SOCIAL Introduction This chapter develops a conceptual outlook necessary to address groupdifferentiated citizenship. H. Marshall and his critics and under the twin pressures of postmodernization (fragmentation and pluralization) and globalization (interconnectedness and flows). It focuses on group rights as the 'riddle of modernity'. It sets out the claim that citizenship, far from a universal concept, embodies the multifarious and complex character of the political subject.
160). Although, as far as we know, Berlin did not further elaborate the problem of group rights he raised, his discussion remains an essential starting point for the recognition of group rights. But to move beyond Berlin we need to develop a history of group rights and a sociology of groups. We will briefly focus on Otto Gierke for the former and on Pierre Bourdieu for the latter. 4 While many commentators remark that cultural or social identity is a modern problem, the deep historical source of this problematization is rarely discussed.