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By Alison Brysk

Globalization pushes humans ''out of place''--across borders, out of traditions, into markets, and clear of the rights of nationwide citizenship. yet globalization additionally contributes to the unfold of overseas human rights principles and associations. This booklet analyzes the effect of those contradictory tendencies, with a spotlight on susceptible teams equivalent to migrants, workers, girls, and kids. Theoretical essays by means of Richard Falk, Ronnie Lipschutz, Aihwa Ong, and Saskia Sassen reconsider the transferring nature of citizenship. This assortment advances the talk on globalization, human rights, and the which means of citizenship.

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Full citizenship requires not only a claim of political rights and obligations, but access to and participation in a system of production and consumption” (Gill 1995: 22). This, he argues, acts to discipline and socialize consumers, beginning in adolescence. Failure to meet the terms of economic citizenship, through late payments or bankruptcy, means social marginalization. The threat of exclusion keeps consumers in line (Lipschutz 2000: ch. 7). pgs 12/15/03 11:58 AM Page 40 40 • Ronnie D. Lipschutz 1995).

Disturbs what was previously considered immobile; it fragments what was thought unified; it shows the heterogeneity of what was imagined consistent with itself ” (Foucault 1984: 87, cited in Brown 2001: 103). Understanding how these concepts and practices came to be what we think they are also illuminates the ways in which they are responses to conditions and contradictions in particular times and places. As we conceive of them today, all four concepts are contingent artifacts of the play of power, and hence politics, arising out of the fifty-year history of contemporary globalization.

That is, the failure of the institutions of emerging transnational governance to legitimately represent the individual members of the states that belong to them eliminates power as a critical element. This deficit is especially evident in the relationship between the institutions of the European Union and its member states. The EU has a somewhat toothless parliament, whose MEPs are elected by citizens of member states, but the European Commission and Council are subject to no such electoral ratification.

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