Democratic inclusion

Rainer Bauböck in dialogue

By Rainer Bauböck

Democratic inclusion


  • Hardcover

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-0523-3
  • Pages: 312
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £20.99
  • Published Date: December 2017
  • BIC Category: Jurisprudence & Philosophy Of Law, Society & social sciences / Political science & theory, Political science & theory, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General, PHILOSOPHY / Political, Society & social sciences / Political structures: democracy, Political Theory, Sociology, Social & political philosophy, Social theory, Methods, theory & philosophy of law, Society & social sciences / Social theory
  • Series: Critical Powers


Rainer Bauböck is the world's leading theorist of transnational citizenship. He opens this volume with a question that is crucial to our thinking on citizenship in the twenty-first century: who has a claim to be included in a democratic political community? Bauböck's answer addresses the major theoretical and practical issues of the forms of citizenship and access to citizenship in different types of polity, the specification and justification of rights of non-citizen immigrants as well as non-resident citizens, and the conditions under which norms governing citizenship can legitimately vary. This argument is challenged and developed in responses by Joseph Carens, David Miller, Iseult Honohan, Will Kymlicka and Sue Donaldson, David Owen and Peter J. Spiro. In the concluding chapter, Bauböck replies to his critics.


Part I: Lead essay
1 Democratic inclusion: a pluralistic theory of democratic inclusion by Rainer Bauböck
Part II: Responses
2 Response by Joseph H. Carens
3 Response by David Miller
4 Response by Iseult Honohan
5 Response by Will Kymlicka and Sue Donaldson
6 Response by David Owen
7 Response by Peter J. Spiro
Part III: Reply
8 Reply to my critics by Rainer Bauböck


Rainer Bauböck is Professor of Social and Political Theory at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy

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