Exploring Citizenship

Rules & Principles in Citizenship Design - New Challenges in the Wake of Migration, Populism and Increasing Global Interdependence

Project Description

Democracy means ‘rule by the people’ – but who is this people? Until quite recently, the people was thought of as the group that is at the same time citizens in the democratic state, resident within its territory, and affected by its decisions. However, international migration and globalization have pushed for rethinking how we define the people, while populism – questioning the mutual trust between governments and electorates – threatens to bring issues about who should be enfranchised and included in the democracy to the immediate policy agenda. In the wake of this contemporary ’crisis of democracy’ many scholars have started to engage with how to legitimately define the people through citizenship laws and practices. The research on democratic inclusion has developed in directions that prompt for cross-disciplinary cooperation, but research on contemporary democracy suffers yet from low levels of cross-fertilization among disciplines.

This program meets the lack of interdisciplinary scrutiny by forming a group that combines law, political science and philosophy. The program follows three lines of enquiry, each calling for the combination of (at least) all three disciplines:

  1. How are the principles for democratic inclusion to be applied at, and conciliated with, increased interdependence between states?
  2. How are the principles for democratic inclusion to be applied at immigrants and expats, and how do existing citizenship and enfranchisement rules align with the principles?
  3. How inclusive and malleable are peoples’ attitudes towards democratic inclusion, and which legal definitions of the demos can the attitudes allow for?

The main aim of this two years-program is to create an integrative environment of 10–25 researchers for the interdisciplinary enquiry into citizenship design, involving philosophy, law and political science and with the potential to evolve to include researchers from other fields.

News and Events

2019

2018

2017

Publications

2019

  • Martha Middlemiss Lé Mon and Anna-Sara Lind, "CRS i samverkan – om forskning i teori och praktik" ("CRS in Collaboration - On Research in Theory and Practice"), Chronicle, CRS’ Newsletter, January 2019
  • Lind, A-S, "Den offentliga rätten i mångvetenskaplig forskning" ("Public Law in Multi-Disciplinary Research"), In: Arvidsson, et al. (ed.), Festskrift till Wiweka Warnling Conradsson, Jure förlag, 2019, pp. 207-217

2018

  • Jonsson Cornell, A, Lind, A-S, Middlemiss Lé Mon, M & Thorburn Stern, R, "Research for a Better World", Upsala Nya Tidning, December 10, 2018
  • Erhag, T, Leviner, P, and Lind, A-S (eds), Socialrätt under omvandling – om välfärdsstatens och solidaritetens gränser, Liber förlag, 2018
  • Erhag, T, Leviner, P, and Lind, A-S, "Inledning", in Erhag, T, Leviner, P, Lind, A-S (eds), Socialrätt under omvandling – om välfärdsstatens och solidaritetens gränser, Liber förlag, 2018
  • Hultin Rosenberg, J, “Equality, Proportionality, and the All-Affected Principle”, accepted for publishing in Democratic Theory
  • Hultin Rosenberg, J, Maltais, A, and Beckman, L, “The Demos and its Critics”, accepted for publishing in Review of Politics
  • Lind, A-S, "Social rights and EU Citizenship", in Bernitz, et al., (eds), Bridging the Prosperity Gap in the EU: The Social Challenge Ahead, Edward Elgar, pp. 22-45, 2018
  • Lind, A-S, "Utveckling och trender – från den nationella välfärdsstaten till globalt tryck", in Erhag, T, Leviner, P, Lind, A-S (eds), Socialrätt under omvandling – om välfärdsstatens och solidaritetens gränser, Liber förlag, 2018
  • Mindus, P, "Who Should Be Citizen? On Aristotle’s Theory of Citizenship" in Teoria Politica 2018/1
  • Mindus, P, and Cuono, M, "Verso una teoria del diritto per l’età delle migrazioni di massa. Una tipologia del potere arbitrario", in Rivista di Filosofia del Diritto 1/2108
  • Mindus, P, and Prats, E, "La cittadinanza a pagamento nell’Unione europea" ("Citizenship for sale in the in the EU today"), in Quaderni costituzionali 1/2018

2017

  • Kjaerum, M, and Lind, A-S  "Att skydda mänskliga rättigheter i normgivning och praktik", in Lind, A-S & Namli, Elena (eds), Mänskliga rättigheter i det offentliga Sverige, Studentlitteratur AB, 2017
  • Lind, A-S, "A living constitution in times of emergency? Sweden", in European Public Law, vol 23, 1, 2018
  • Lind, A-S, and Namli, Elena (eds), Mänskliga rättigheter i det offentliga Sverige, Studentlitteratur AB, 2017
  • Lind, A-S, and Namli, Elena, "Mänskliga rättigheter i offentlig förvaltning", in Lind, A-S, and Namli, Elena (eds), Mänskliga rättigheter i det offentliga Sverige, Studentlitteratur AB, 2017
  • Mindus, P, “Enacting European Citizenship”, in The Spokesman (Issue 136, on European Citizenship), 2017

About the Program

Duration

2017-2019

Funding

The research program is funded by the Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Uppsala University (Programstöd för tvärgående och tematiska forskningsprogram från Vetenskapsområdet för humaniora och samhälls-vetenskap vid Uppsala universitet)

Researchers