Questions of citizenship and the role of constitutions in determining its boundaries are under scrutiny in this judicious and accessible book from Jo Shaw. With populism on the rise and debates about immigration intensifying, it draws on examples from around the world to set out the shifting boundaries of state inclusion and exclusion.
About the Author
Jo Shaw is the Salvesen Chair of European Institutions at the University of Edinburgh and professor of new social research at Tampere University, Finland.
"Anyone who wants to understand the ambivalent dynamics of populism and globalism and think about the future of citizenship and democracy will profit immensely from Shaw's scholarly work."
— Sandra Seubert, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
"Democratic constitutions invoke citizens as the ultimate source of political authority. Yet the link between constitutionalism and citizenship has been surprisingly neglected so far. In her magisterial treatise, Jo Shaw paints a sweeping panorama of the global landscape of “constitutional citizenship” in all its manifold and contradictory manifestations."
— Rainer Bauböck, European University Institute, Florence