Transnational Citizenship

Membership and Rights in International Migration

Rainer Bauböck, University of Göttingen, Germany

Regional integration, mass migration and the development of transnational organizations are just some of the factors challenging the traditional definitions of citizenship. In this important new book, Rainer Bauböck argues that citizenship rights will have to extend beyond nationality and state territory if liberal democracies are to remain true to their own principles of inclusive membership and equal basic rights.

‘This is a provocative and timely book. . .’
– Robert Miles, International Affairs

‘Baubock’s commitment to the power of rational argument is impressive, his scholarship exemplary. Even those who disagree with his conclusion will find this a valuable, perhaps indispensable, contribution to the debate over an issue of undeniable gravity.’
– Gary P. Freeman, Journal of Public Policy

‘Bauböck’s work makes a substantial contribution to the understanding of citizenship.’
– Montserrat Guibernau, Democratization

‘Transnational Citizenship is an excellent contribution of importance to general debates about the evolution of citizenship in Europe. Rainer Bauböck draws on a comprehensive range of sources to advance careful and convincing arguments which will be of interest to political philosophers, sociologists and students of ethnic relations.’
– Robin Cohen, University of Warwick, UK

1994 360 pp Hardback 978 1 85278 942 8 £147.60 £110.00 $147.60 $164.00

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