Beyond Citizenship: American Identity After Globalization by Peter J. Spiro

By Peter J. Spiro

American id has continually been capacious as an idea yet slender in its software. Citizenship has quite often been approximately being the following, both via beginning or place of abode. The territorial premises for citizenship have labored to solve the abnormal demanding situations of yank id. yet globalization is detaching identification from place. What used to outline American used to be rooted in American house. Now possible be wherever and be an American, politically or culturally. opposed to that backdrop, it turns into tricky to attract the bounds of human neighborhood in a significant approach. Longstanding notions of democratic citizenship have gotten out of date, at the same time we hang to them. Beyond Citizenship charts the trajectory of yank citizenship and exhibits how American id is unsustainable within the face of globalization.

Peter J. Spiro describes how citizenship legislations as soon as mirrored and formed the yank nationwide personality. Spiro explores the histories of birthright citizenship, naturalization, twin citizenship, and the way these criminal regimes helped strengthen an another way fragile nationwide identification. yet on a moving worldwide panorama, citizenship prestige has develop into more and more divorced from any feel of tangible neighborhood at the flooring. because the bonds of citizenship fritter away, club within the geographical region turns into much less significant. The rights and duties detailed to citizenship at the moment are trivial. Naturalization standards were comfortable, twin citizenship embraced, and territorial birthright citizenship entrenched--developments which are all irreversible. Loyalties, in the meantime, are relocating to transnational groups outlined in lots of other ways: through race, ethnicity, gender, faith, age, and sexual orientation. those groups, Spiro boldly argues, are exchanging bonds that when hooked up humans to the countryside, with profound implications for the way forward for governance.

Learned, incisive, and sweeping in scope, Beyond Citizenship deals a provocative examine how globalization is altering the very definition of who we're and the place we belong.

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