About Us

About Us

According to the ECPR website, “The Standing Groups within the ECPR […] provide a means of increasing collaboration between scholars specialising in the same area of research/academic interest and an informal structure which allows a closer form of exchange.”

Why this group?

Citizenship has become one of the most dynamic areas of political contestation due to the social and political turmoil in the context of globalization, transnationalism, migration and multi-level governance. In this standing group, citizenship and its personal, cultural, social, economic and political implications are investigated through interdisciplinary research from multiple theoretical perspectives. We address how citizenship continues to formulate relations between polities and individuals through rights, duties, participation and identities. In the context of increased diversity, less participation and growing political distrust we also explore and research how schools prepare citizens for their civic life in citizenship education.