This volume Struggle, Resistance and Violence examines the fact that all over the world the rights of citizens have come under enormous pressure and addresses the many ways in which people are ‘making claims’ against both autocratic and democratic authority. Without any doubt rule-breaking, riots and violent upheavals have become an aspect of political struggles for citizenship. The book takes up a conflict perspective that directs attention to these recent phenomena. It stresses the necessity of a careful analysis of resistance and violence as critical factors for coming to terms with social conflicts for citizenship from Europe to South America, as well as the Near East, the Far East and the Arab World.

chapter 1|14 pages


Citizenship and political struggle
ByJürgen Mackert, Bryan S. Turner

chapter 2|13 pages

Rule-breaking as a tactic for acquiring rights

ByDieter Rucht

chapter 3|11 pages

Occupy citizenship

Protest, critique, emancipation
ByIgor Štiks

chapter 4|17 pages

In the zone of spoiled civil identity

The riots in suburban France in 2005
ByEddie Hartmann

chapter 5|21 pages

Citizenship, masculinities and political populism

Preliminary considerations in the context of contemporary social challenges
ByJoshua M. Roose

chapter 7|20 pages

Citizenship and violence in the Arab worlds

A historical sketch
ByBenoit Challand

chapter 8|14 pages

Citizenship experiences in ‘fragmented sovereignty scenarios’

Two cases from Colombia
ByCarolina Galindo

chapter 9|20 pages

Authoritarian and resistant citizenship

Contrasting logics of violence diffusion and control in Latin America
ByJenny Pearce