Liberal Agentic Citizenship and its Global Reach
The post-war liberal world order, and a triumphalist neoliberalism since the 1990s, transformed citizenship whereby an increasingly agentic individual, empowered by the ideologies of meritocracy, gained prominence across a wide range of policy and institutional domains. By now we know quite a bit about the institutional embodiment of this citizenship model, but we do not know much about its pattern of diffusion and enactment at the individual level. This is the focus of our current book project. Drawing upon a unique, multi-sited survey of higher education students in Europe and East Asia, we map and explain the comparative reach, incongruities, and prospects of liberal agentic citizenship. In our talk we will present ongoing analyses from selected chapters for discussion and comments.
Yasemin Soysal is Research Professor in the WZB Research Unit Global Sociology.
Héctor Cebolla-Boado is Associate Professor (profesor titular) at UNED (Department of Sociology 2- Social Stratification) in Madrid (Spain).
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