27 July 2012
Citizenship: Inclusions and Exlusions
This course is an introduction to major theoretical approaches and substantive issues in current sociological thinking on citizenship, with a view on the postwar reconfigurations of the nation-state and citizenship via globalization and the expansion of transnational framework of human rights. Substantively, the course explores the contemporary processes that underline the inclusions and exclusions in the body of citizenry: territorial and cultural closure of the nation, expansion of individual (human) rights and privileges, immigration and incorporation of diversity, European citizenship, globalization of economy and markets, and the transnationalization of normativity, actors, and claims for citizenship.
The seminar aims to orient students to recent conceptualizations, and theoretical and research issues in the field. Thereby it hopes to stimulate further research on the topics to be covered in the course.
Professor Yasemin Soysal
PhD students, postgraduate students
To provide PhD research training at the highest level.
NOK 3200: The tuition fee covers parts of the required reading material, lunch every course day, as well as some social arrangements.