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Gendering citizenship in Western Europe: New challenges for citizenship research in a cross-national context

Ruth Lister


This is a collectively written, inter-disciplinary, thematic cross-national study that combines conceptual, theoretical, empirical, and policy material so as to explore a key concept in contemporary European political, policy, and academic debates. The first part of the book clarifies the various ways in which the concept of citizenship has developed historically and is understood today in a range of Western European welfare states. It elaborates on the contemporary framing of debates and struggles around citizenship. This provides a framework for three policy studies, looking at: migration an ... More

Keywords: citizenship, welfare states, migration, multiculturalism, young children, childcare, transnational dynamics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9781861346940
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346940.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruth Lister, author

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