Citizenship and Democratic Control in Contemporary Europe

Einhorn, Barbara, Kaldor, Mary and Kavan, Zdenek, eds. (1996) Citizenship and Democratic Control in Contemporary Europe. Edward Elgar, 240 pp. ISBN 1-858980690

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This text argues that a democratically reconstructed Europe requires a new approach centred around a concept of citizenship which is neither individualistic or ethnically based, but is concerned with the empowerment of individuals. The authors propose the development of a well-structured and pluralistic civic society which encourages active citizenship and a definition of democratic citizenship which can be related to different types and levels of social activity. Addressing issues central to the future of European democracy - including politics and political processes, economic and social policy, and ideology, language and communication - this book challenges many of the existing assumptions about the revolutions of 1989, their aftermath and the future of post-Cold War Europe.

Item Type: Edited Book
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Depositing User: Barbara Einhorn
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:03
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2012 13:18
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