The Instrumental Turn of Citizenship

Joppke, Christian (7 March 2016). The Instrumental Turn of Citizenship (Unpublished). In: Strategic Citizenship: Negotiating Membership in the Age of Dual Nationality. Princeton University, USA. 07.-08.03.2016.

Instrumentalism is the heart of an inevitable lightening of citizenship in liberal societies. Three cases of instrumentalism are discussed and compared: the selling of citizenship, expanding provisions of external citizenship, and the evolving European Union citizenship as a citizenship without duties. While the instrumental turn tends to be deplored, even counteracted, by the very states that reinforce the trend, and is criticized by some normative theorists, it is deeply grounded in the thinning of public morality and the advancing of legal individualism in liberal societies.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)


03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Sociology

UniBE Contributor:

Joppke, Christian Georg


300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science




Michalina Zofia Preisner

Date Deposited:

04 Jul 2017 16:27

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04 Jul 2017 16:27


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