According to politics and the media, immigration and individualization are driving citizens apart but in neighbourhoods social life is often thriving, depending on the talents of particular citizens or the inventiveness of local institutions. Drawing on quantitative and qualitative research among hundreds of active and less active citizens, and an analysis of a vast array of newspaper articles, this book explores the crafting of citizenship, examining new forms of active citizenship and the actual conditions that hinder social cohesion.
Palgrave Macmillan; August 2012
- ISBN 9781137033611
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- Title: Crafting Citizenship
- Author: Menno Hurenkamp; Evelien Tonkens; Jan Willem Duyvendak
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
About The Author
MENNO HURENKAMP is a researcher at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
EVELIEN TONKENS is a professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
JAN WILLEM DUYVENDAK is a professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He has previously published The Politics of Home.