Activist citizenship as protest steps outside the formal spaces of active citizenship, but is mostly a reaction against either government, regime or concrete measures and policies. A different phenomenon can be observed when protests also develop a critique of political and socio-economic system. Activist citizenship can be seen as emancipatory when it not only challenges legal space for active citizenship and contains both protest and critique but at the same time implements within a concrete (occupied) space a new political model. I examine contemporary examples of activist citizenship as protest, critique and emancipation and underline their inherent tensions and potentialities.
|Title of host publication||The Transformation of Citizenship, Volume 3|
|Subtitle of host publication||Struggle, Resistance, and Violence|
|Editors||Jurgen Mackert, Bryan S. Turner|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Mar 2017|
- social movements