Citizenship in America and Europe: Beyond the Nation-State? by Michael S. Greve, Michael Zoller

By Michael S. Greve, Michael Zoller

Conventional notions of citizenship are associated with the assumption of the democratic geographical region, a sovereign entity able to protecting itself opposed to overseas and household enemies. yet those notions became more and more difficult because the very notion of the geographical region is challenged, not just via ethnic and non secular conflicts, but in addition by means of elevated international mobility and the political integration of realms into foreign organizations-most prominently, the ecu Union. Will the concept that of citizenship as we all know it continue to exist the decline of the countryside? during this quantity, students from either side of the Atlantic ponder how innovations of citizenship impact debates over immigration and assimilation, tolerance and minority rights, and nationwide solidarity and civic tradition. The authors discover the proposal of 'constitutional patriotism,' which seeks to set up rules of citizenship in a center flooring among cosmopolitanism and nationalism; the theoretical and functional questions of citizenship, together with the complexities surrounding the felony prestige of citizenship within the ecu Union and the USA; the demanding situations of constructing ecu citizenship 'complementary' with nationwide citizenship; and the difficulty of competing allegiances to domestic states and the ecu Union. ultimately, the authors learn the centrality of rights, and the demanding situations of conflicting rights claims, in modern conceptions of citizenship. To what extent_if at all_should electorate' rights and tasks switch because the countryside itself adjustments? In a globalizing, post-9/11 international, it's extra vital than ever to appreciate the way forward for citizenship and the geographical region. In essays that diversity from the pragmatic to the theoretical, from the ancient to the non-public, Citizenship in the United States and Europe sheds gentle on those an important concerns.

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9. Samuel P. Huntington, Who Are We? The Challenges to American Identity 38 (2004). 10. ” Each year at Passover, which celebrates the Exodus, historical memory is passed on to the children during the seder, the festive meal. This is how we suffered, how we escaped, how we became a people. . 11. Jürgen Habermas, Vorpolitische Grundlagen des demokratischen Rechtsstaates, in Zwischen Naturalismus und Religion 111 (2005). 12. Afroyim v. S. 253 (1967). 13. Unpublished paper on file with author, 2008.

A reproduction of Sternberger’s address appeared in the Bayerischer Landtag on June 29, 1982. All subsequent quotations are from this version and are cited as Verfassungspatriotismus II. 3. Sternberger, Verfassungspatriotismus II. 4. , 1987). 5. Quoted in Sternberger, Verfassungspatriotismus II. 6. Id. 7. Id. 8. § 1448. 9. Samuel P. Huntington, Who Are We? The Challenges to American Identity 38 (2004). 10. ” Each year at Passover, which celebrates the Exodus, historical memory is passed on to the children during the seder, the festive meal.

The challenge is to combine what is valid in cosmopolitanism— the moral reality of shared humanity—with what is valuable in particularity—the satisfactions of communities of sentiment—into a sustainable practice of constitutional citizenship. 5 One of the many parallels between them is the commitment of their members to the interpretation of fundamental texts as a guide to practice. This commitment does not mean that members will agree among themselves. Indeed, each community typically contains leading thinkers who subscribe to varying methods of textual interpretation leading to divergent conclusions about the meaning of the text.

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