Department of Sociology

SOC570 CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIETY

Course Code: 2320570
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. MESUT YEĞEN
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

This course has two objectives. While the principal aim is to cover the recent debates on the constitution and the possible dissolution of the paradigm of modern citizenship, it is also intended to understand citizenship and state formation in Europe from a comparative perspective.

Course Content

A brief history of citizenship. Main contours of citizenship. Citizenship as membership; citizenship and political community. Citizenship as status; citizenship rights. Citizenship as participation. Liberal, communitarian and republican approaches to citizenship. Transformation of political community and citizenship today. New modalities of citizenship. Citizenship in the European Union.

Learning Outcomes

Course participants are expected be equipped with an historical approach to the category of modern citizenship.