Week 9 Guest Lecture - Shirley Hsiao-Li SUN State,...

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State, Citizenship, an d Transnationalism Shirley Hsiao-Li SUN
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Key questions Does globalization imply the decline of nation-states? How are states reconfigured in the global era?
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Nation-States Nation-states are constituted by go vernments assuming a legal and m oral right to exercise sole jurisdictio n, supported by force in the last res ort, over a particular territory and it s citizens. This involves institution s for managing domestic and foreig n affairs.
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State vs. Nation Walker Connor (1978) “A nation is a natio n, is a state, is an ethnic group, is a…” State Peru, for example, “can be defined in an e asily conceptualized manner as the territo rial-political unit consisting of the sixteen million inhabitants of the 514,060 square miles located on the west coast of South America.”
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Nation Rupert Emerson: “A body of people who feel that they are a nation.” Max Weber: A sentiment of solidarity.
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Nation Imagined communities “The nation is an imagined community i n four senses….Finally, it is imagined as c ommunity because regardless of actual in equality, the nation is conceived of as a d eep, horizontal comradeship” (Anderson 1 983: 15-16).
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Citizenship The growth of state involvement wit h the welfare of its citizens parallel s the growth of industrial societies. . For T.H. Marshall (1893-1981), thi s is a story of growing citizenship ri ghts, who argued that with industri alization, citizenship emerged in thr ee ways.
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T.H. Marshall (1950) Civil rights Political rights Social rights
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