E–pub Beyond Citizenship American Identity After Globalization BY Peter J. Spiro
Nged the value of citizenship overall and American citi. Hip charts the trajectory of American citizenship and shows how American identity is unsustainable in the face of globalizationPeter J Spiro describes how citizenship law once reflected and shaped the American national character Spiro explores the histories of birthright citizenship naturalization dual citizenship and how those legal Regimes Helped Reinforce An Otherwise Fragile National helped reinforce an otherwise fragile national But on a shifting global landscape citizenship status has become increasingly divorced from any sense of actual community on the ground As the bonds of citizenship dissipate membership in the nation state becomes less meaningful The AND OBLIGATIONS TO. and obligations distinctive to. ,
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are now trivial Naturalization reuirements have been relaxed citizenship embraced and territorial birthright citizenship developments that are now trivial Naturalization reuirements have been relaxed dual citizenship embraced and territorial birthright citizenship entrenched developments that all irreversible Loyalties meanwhile are moving to transnational communities defined in many different ways by race ethnicity gender religion age and sexual orientation These communities Spiro boldly argues are replacing bonds that once connected people to the nation state with profound implications for the future of governanceLearned incisive and sweeping in scope Beyond Citizenship offers a provocative look at how globalization is changing the very definition of who we are and where we belon. Excellent book that examines *HOW GLOBALIZATION HAS CHA. AMERICAN * globalization has cha. AMERICAN HAS ALWAYS BEEN CAPACIOUS AS A CONCEPT identity has always been capacious as a concept narrow in its application Citizenship has mostly been about being here either through birth or residence The territorial premises for citizenship have worked to resolve the peculiar challenges of American identity But globalization is detaching identity from location What used to define American was rooted in American space Now one can be anywhere and be an American politically or culturally Against that backdrop it becomes difficult to draw the boundaries of human community in a meaningful way Longstanding NOTIONS OF DEMOCRATIC CITIZENSHIP ARE BECOMING OBSOLETE EVEN AS of democratic citizenship are becoming obsolete even as cling to them Beyond Citizens.CITIZENSHIP ARE TRIVIAL NATURALIZATION REUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN RELAXED