Citizenship

  • Citizenship, Migration, and the Nation–State: Exploring UK Policy Responses to Romanian and Bulgarian Migration

    Author: Jenny Yang
    Institution: Queen's University (Canada)
    Year of publication: 2014
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    Pages: 64–83
    DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2014004
    PDF: ppsy/43/ppsy2014004.pdf

    Questions of citizenship and nationhood have increasingly gained prominence given the internationalisation of employment, especially with respect to the free movement of workers within the EU. Scholar Rogers Brubaker has suggested that an absence of a strong identity as a nationstate and the lack of an established national citizenship have contributed to “the confused and bitter politics of immigration and citizenship during the last quarter-century” in Britain. This legacy continues to this day. For instance, on the fi rst of January 2014, migration and employment restrictions on Romanians and Bulgarians were lift ed, provoking mass public outcry in the UK. In a recent poll, three quarters of respondents expressed concern about the possible infl ux of Romanians and Bulgarian migrants. Playing on populist fears, London mayor Boris Johnson quipped: “We can do nothing to stop the entire population of Transylvania – charming though most of them may be – from trying to pitch camp at Marble Arch”. British ministers have even considered launching a negative publicity campaign in Bulgaria and Romania to dissuade migrants, highlighting the dreary weather and lack of job opportunities in Britain.

  • Deliberative democracy and citizenship

    Author: Dorota Pietrzyk–Reeves
    Institution: Jagiellonian University in Kraków (Poland)
    Year of publication: 2006
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    Pages: 43-64
    DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2006004
    PDF: ppsy/35/ppsy2006004.pdf

    The model of deliberative democracy poses a number of dificult questions about individual rationality, public reason and justification, public spiritedness, and an active and supportive public sphere. It also raises the question about what kind of civic involvement is required for the practices of democratic deliberation to be effective. The aim of this article is to examine the last question by looking at the role and value of citizenship understood in terms of participation. It argues that deliberative democracy implies a category of democratic citizens; its institutional framework calls for the activity and competence of citizenry, and consequently, the participatory forms of deliberative democracy come closest to the democratic ideal as such. Also, the model of participatory-deliberative democracy is more attractive as a truly democratic ideal than the model of formal deliberative democracy, but it certainly faces more dificulties when it comes to the practicalities, and especially the institutional design. This problem is raised in the last section of the article where the possible applicability of such a model to post-communist democracies is addressed. The major dificulty that the participatory-deliberative model poses for the post-communist democratization can be explained by a reference to the cultural approach towards democratization and to the revised modernization theory presented by Inglehart and Welzel. The problem of the applicability of such a model in the post-communist context seems to support the thesis presented here which suggests that active citizenship, civic skills and civic culture are indispensable for the development of deliberative politics.

  • LANGUAGES - A TOOL IN THE HANDS OF NATIONALISTS AND GLOBALIST . THE CURRENT SITUATION IN EUROPE

    Author: Patryk Madej
    E-mail: patrykmadej@icloud.com
    Institution: University of Szczecin
    Year of publication: 2016
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    Pages: 82-91
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/rop201606
    PDF: rop/2016/rop201606.pdf

    Article „Languages – a tool in the hands of nationalists and globalists – the current situation in Europe” is going to present the current problem that appears on the Old Continent in the area of using the case of knowledge of languages to present the political situation. In the current times nationalistic tendencies are staring to be more visible – by in example rising of popularity of conservative and right-oriented parties or growing up of nationalist movements that are using xenophobic slogans. By focusing on the procedure of applying for citizenship of one of the European Union’s country, and on the position of languages in he European Union it is possible to understand some processes that are appearing in the political area. By taking into account these tendencies it is also possible to take attention on the fact of development of position of the languages in the Europe.

  • Book review: Szymon Sochacki, Bośnia i Hercegowina 1995 – 2012. Studium politologiczne [Bosnia & Herzegovina 1995 – 2012. Political science study], Wydawnictwo Adam Marszałek, Toruń 2015, pp. 345

    Author: Patryk Madej
    E-mail: patrykmadej@icloud.com
    Institution: University of Szczecin
    Year of publication: 2016
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    Pages: 215-219
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/rop201614
    PDF: rop/2016/rop201614.pdf

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  • Some New Suggestions for Solving the Israeli–Palestinians Disputes

    Author: Gideon Biger
    E-mail: bigergideon@gmail.com
    Institution: Tel Aviv University (Israel)
    Year of publication: 2018
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    Pages: 439–447
    DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2018221
    PDF: ppsy/47-2/ppsy2018221.pdf

    Many suggestions have been presented for solving the Israeli – Palestinian dispute. As for now, none of those suggestions, presented during more than thirty years of negotiations, have been accepted by both sides. As for this, some new ideas have to be entered into the arena. Here some new, “out of the box”, geographical proposals are presented, based on actual events and geographical realities which exist in other areas. These proposals could be seen as un-human or politically wrong suggestions but as all other proposals were rejected, the decision makers of both sides, as well as the leaders of the world, can use the presented suggestion as a base for future negotiations.

  • Citizenship, the Vector of Present? Considerations de lege lata Based on the Polish Domestic Law

    Author: Małgorzata Babula
    E-mail: malgorzata.babula@gmail.com
    Institution: WSPiA University in Rzeszów
    Year of publication: 2018
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    Pages: 709-721
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2018409
    PDF: ppsy/47-4/ppsy2018409.pdf

    The modern world is opening up to a series of innovations, differences and broadly understood diversity. The pace of changes becomes a peculiar substructure of creating patchwork nations. The variety of races, colors, religions and cultures. All of the above contain a point which, like an electron, resembles an omnipresent “variant”. This constant value is a human being. We are accompanied by a sense of belonging to a specific place, culture and values. On this basis, we expect something (e.g. having rights and freedoms). Citizenship seems to be a binder that puts us in a clearly narrowed community with certain values and often allows us to distinguish our own “self”. Created by history, absorbing presence, citizenship is an important element of our affiliation to the country, to culture and to the values hidden behind them. In the world of diversity, it seems to be a desirable and important element. The purpose of this article is to discuss the contemporary role assigned to citizenship, as well as to show the citizenship as a factor shaping the position of the individual and justifying the distinction made in specific areas of human functioning in the state.

  • Multiculturalism and Liberal Democracy

    Author: Andrzej Szahaj
    Year of publication: 2016
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    Pages: 209-220
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/kie.2016.02.15
    PDF: kie/112/kie11215.pdf

    The main goal of the article is to show the possible ways of thinking about the relation between multiculturalism and liberal democracy. Author of the article tries to present some troubles with reconciliation of such political culture and elements of multicultural ideology which supports rights of member of foreign (nonwestern) communities to manifest their cultural convictions freely. In his opinion that would be a little bit naïve to think that all elements of political culture connected with liberal democracy can be accepted by members of the communities in questions. That is why he articulates the thesis that some conflicts between them and people faithful to the ideas of liberal democracy are inevitable and that it cannot be found possible solution of these conflicts which can be gladly accepted by all sides. Someone will have to give up some parts of cultural heritage of a given community if we are supposed to live in peace together. Although the author of the article believes that this resignation should not be limited to only one side of the potential conflict he argues that a political culture of liberal democracy is so precious that its defenders should not abandon it for the sake of ideas of multicultural society even if this brings about some pain on the side of their interlocutors.

  • Edukacja międzykulturowa w procesieprzeciwstawiania się dehumanizacji i infrahumanizacji

    Author: Jerzy Nikitorowicz
    Year of publication: 2017
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    Pages: 19-35
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/em.2017.01.01
    PDF: em/6/em601.pdf

    Autor wyraża niepokój, wskazując, że paradygmat współistnienia kultur jest coraz częściej podważany mniej lub bardziej świadomymi wypowiedziami i działaniami. Przedstawia je w tekście, analizuje i wartościuje w kontekście działań edukacji międzykulturowej. Podkreśla, że edukacja międzykulturowa zawsze uczestniczyła w procesie przeciwstawiania się dehumanizacji i infrahumanizacji, i podaje przykłady jej działalności, jak też przykłady radykalnych tendencji ograniczających człowieczeństwo Innych oraz degradujących godność i wartość człowieka. W tekście pyta i podejmuje próby odpowiedzi, w jakim zakresie zatraciliśmy wartości humanistyczne i postawę wrażliwości. Analizuje, ilustruje, poszukuje przyczyn i wskazuje na znaczenie tych zjawisk w kontekście funkcji edukacji międzykulturowej. Zwraca uwagę na problem ideologizacji narodu i nowe zadania edukacji międzykulturowej wobec przedstawianych zjawisk i zachodzących procesów społeczno-politycznych.

  • Podmiotowość i wspólnotowość w amerykańskiej koncepcji settlement i polskich programach integracji migrantów w społecznościach lokalnych

    Author: Agnieszka Naumiuk
    E-mail: agnieszka.naumiuk@uw.edu.pl
    Institution: Uniwersytet Warszawski
    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5390-4263
    Author: Marta Pietrusińska
    E-mail: mpietrusinska@uw.edu.pl
    Institution: Uniwersytet Warszawski
    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1248-6816
    Year of publication: 2019
    Source: Show
    Pages: 175-196
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/kie.2019.01.11
    PDF: kie/123/kie12311.pdf

    Współczesne dyskusje o problemach państw europejskich przyjmujących rzesze migrantów stanowią wiodące wątki namysłu nad humanitarnymi rozwiązaniami problemu masowego napływu obywateli różnych narodowości i kultur do Europy, a także współczesnego rozumienia idei wielokulturowości, tolerancji oraz przestrzegania praw człowieka. Celem artykułu jest ukazanie pomijanego dotąd wątku obywatelskiego działania w społecznościach lokalnych na rzecz integracji i inkluzji migrantów i azylantów. Przykład XIX projektu Hull House z Chicago (USA) ukazuje, jak próbowano ten problem rozwiązywać lokalnymi siłami społecznymi w czasach, gdy migrantami byli Europejczycy. Autorki zadają w tym kontekście pytanie, czy i w jakim stopniu w czasach współczesnych rola obywateli jest i powinna być bardziej znacząca w debatach polityki społecznej i międzynarodowych dyskusjach międzypaństwowych. Ukazują szereg współczesnych inicjatyw lokalnych, będących odpowiedzią zwykłych mieszkańców na to, jak widzą możliwości i realizacje działań przyjmujących i włączających nowych przybyszów do społeczeństwa.

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