By Peter J. Spiro
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 id. yet on a transferring international panorama, citizenship prestige has turn into more and more divorced from any experience of tangible group at the floor. because the bonds of citizenship burn up, club within the geographical region turns into much less significant. The rights and responsibilities precise to citizenship are actually trivial. Naturalization requisites were cozy, 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 alternative ways: through race, ethnicity, gender, faith, age, and sexual orientation. those groups, Spiro boldly argues, are changing 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 bargains a provocative examine how globalization is altering the very definition of who we're and the place we belong.
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Beyond Citizenship: American Identity After Globalization by Peter J. Spiro