citizenship as a challenge

Article Inventing Citizenship

The international publishing house Brill has published a book Citizenship as a Challenge: Dimensions of an Evolving Process, which ponders the ever-current issue from various angles and theoretical postulates of citizenship. The collection of texts concludes with a text by Lana Zdravković “Inventing Citizenship”, which considers citizenship as an ambiguous concept that varies between an emancipatory and an exclusive category. The text defends the concept of citizenship as an active political action in the public sphere and as a concept that must be constantly adapted to people and not vice versa. It represents a fundamental ethical requirement in the name of radical equality policy. Designing the concept of citizenship is conceived not as a completed status but as a process that presupposes practice and activity. The concept of citizenship is thus understood as always emerging.