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070105 PS Demokratie und Lebenswelten Jugendlicher (2020S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung



max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Deutsch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 04.03. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 18.03. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 01.04. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 22.04. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 06.05. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 20.05. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 03.06. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 24.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung


The course is divided into three parts.
The first part will provide a brief overview of the concept of citizenship through time, with particular emphasis on its entanglements with the development of the nation-state. It will discuss the traditional conceptualisations of citizenship associated with the rights and duties of citizens within the nation-state, as well as cosmopolitan ideas of citizenship related to the figure of the global citizen.
The second part will explore the concepts of citizenship and belonging within contemporary social processes, analysing the multifarious relations and conflicts brought about by transnational migratory movements, neoliberal globalisation, bordering practices, and the revival of nationalist tendencies. It will also take into consideration some of the most common critiques that have been moved to the concept and practice of citizenship, namely the postcolonial and feminist critiques, focusing in particular on the power, racial, and gendered boundaries of in- and exclusion that are continuously redrawn across space.
The last part will investigate the intertwining relations between citizenship and civic education: by asking what it means to be a citizen today, this part will analyse the current crisis of liberal democracy, exploring potentially alternative forms of citizenship and political participation at both local and international level (post-national citizenship, digital citizenship, environmentalist and feminist campaigns).

The objectives of the course are:
- To introduce students to historical conceptualisations and current debates on citizenship;
- To provide a framework for a critical understanding of the relationship between citizenship and contemporary social processes;
- To encourage in-depth reflections on the concept and practice of citizenship in social and educational contexts.

By the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Understand and distinguish between different conceptualisation and approaches to the study of citizenship;
- Demonstrate familiarity with different theoretical and practical perspectives on citizenship;
- Critically assess how citizenship relates to contemporary social processes, generating practices of in- and exclusion;
- Understand the implications of, and interrelations between, the concepts and practices of citizenship and citizenship education;
- Critically discuss specific topics and engage in current debates.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Regular attendance is a prerequisite for the final evaluation (max. 2 absences are allowed). The course envisages the interactive participation of students through their prior preparation of the weekly readings and the discussion in class (25% of final evaluation).

Students should also prepare one presentation to be delivered in class on one of the topics discussed in class (25%).

The final assessment will consist in one written essay (6-8000 words) on a selected topic discussed in class (50%).

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The course will be held in English. The knowledge and fluency of the English language per se will not be evaluated, although a B1 level is necessary to participate in the seminar and deliver the outputs. No prior knowledge of specific terms or concepts is required, as they will be clarified and discussed in class. Besides the weekly readings, workshops, presentations and interactive activities will also be organised.


Students can choose the topic of the presentation and the final essay among the topics that will be discussed in class.


The following list is indicative and not comprehensive:

- Anderson, Benedict. 1983. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. London: Verso.
- Anderson, Bridget. 2013. Us and them. The dangerous politics of immigration controls. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Balibar, Étienne. 2015. Citizenship. Cambridge, Polity Press.
- Balibar, Étienne, and Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein. 2011. Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identities. London; New York: Verso.
- Banks, James A., ed. 2004. Diversity and Citizenship Education: Global Perspectives. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. In particular Parts 1, 2, 4 and 7.
- Benhabib, Seyla. 2004. The Rights of Others: Aliens, Residents, and Citizens. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Brubaker, Rogers. 2009. ‘Ethnicity, Race, and Nationalism’. Annual Review of Sociology 35 (1).
- Brubaker, Roger. 2010. “Migration, Membership, and the Modern Nation- State: Internal and External Dimensions of the Politics of Belonging”. Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Vol. 1, 61–78.
- Cruikshank, Barbara. 1999. The Will to Empower: Democratic Citizens and Other Subjects. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. Pages: 1-29, 67-86.
- De Genova, Nicholas. 2004. ‘The Legal Production of Mexican/Migrant “Illegality”’. Latino Studies 2 (2): 160–85.
- Hindess, Barry. 2002. Neo-liberal Citizenship. Citizenship Studies, 6:2, 127-143.
- Isin, Engin F. 2009. ‘Citizenship in Flux: The Figure of the Activist Citizen’. Subjectivity 29 (1).
- Isin, Engin F., and Evelyn Ruppert. 2015. ‘Citizens and Cyberspace’. In Being Digital Citizens, 19–50.
- Jefferess, David. 2012. ‘Unsettling Cosmopolitanism. Global Citizenship and the Cultural Politics of Benevolence’. In Postcolonial Perspectives on Global Citizenship Education, edited by Vanessa Andreotti and Lynn Mario T. Menezes de Souza, 27–46. New York: Routledge.
- Meer, Nasar. 2014. ‘Citizenship’. In Key Concepts in Race and Ethnicity, 19–27. Los Angeles: SAGE.
- Nussbaum, Martha. 2002. Education for Citizenship in an Era of Global Connection. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 21: 289–303.
- Pawley, Laurence. 2008. ‘Cultural Citizenship’. Sociology Compass 2 (2): 594–608.
- Schmid, Veronika, and Mathias Bös. 2012. ‘National Identity, Ethnic Heterogeneity and the New Culturalization of Citizenship’. In El Pueblo Del Estado. Nacionalidad y Ciudadanía En El Estado Constitucional-Democratio., edited by B.A. Corral, Pages: 131–59.
- Somers, Margaret R. 2008. ‘Chapter 7: Fear and Loathing of the Public Sphere’. In Genealogies of Citizenship: Markets, Statelessness, and the Right to Have Rights, 254–89. New York: Cambridge University Press.
- Soysal, Nuhoglu Y. 1994: Limits of Citizenship: Migrants and Postnational Membership in Europe. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Chapter 8, p. 136-162.
- Turner, Bryan S. 2016. ‘We Are All Denizens Now: On the Erosion of Citizenship’. Citizenship Studies 20 (6–7): 679–92.
- Yuval-Davis, Nira. 2011. ‘The Citizenship Question: Of the State and Beyond’. In The Politics of Belonging: Intersectional Contestations, 47–80. London: Sage.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

BA UF: PS Demokratie und Lebenswelten Jugendlicher (4 ECTS)

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:20