March 5 , 2012

Jo Shaw: The Contested Spaces of Citizenship

Jo Shaw is Professor at Law School and the Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. Until 2013 she was Dean of Research and Deputy Head of the College of Humanities and Social Science at the same University. She has taught at the Universities of Exeter, Leeds, London (UCL), and Harvard. She led several research programs exploring European Law, European constitution and institutions, and European citizenship.

„The Contested Spaces of Citizenship” will consider some neglected aspects of the role of law and legal institutions in relation to citizenship, by conceptualising citizenship as a “space of law” across which various tensions operate. These tensions help us to decode citizenship as both an institutional framework for determining patterns of inclusion and exclusion, and as an expression of community identity and solidarity.


The Contested Spaces of Citizenship
March 5, 2012
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