Globalisation, the breaking and re-making of social democratic citizenship
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Social democratic citizenship can be regarded as the fulfilment of civil and political rights, and social and economic rights and it is obvious that these rights have eroded severely in recent decades across the 'developed' world. This chapter takes stock of the decline in social democratic citizenship. It explains how economic restructuring and public policy shifts accompanying globalisation in recent decades have harmed the middle-class and working-class populations essential in sustaining democratic self-government and have prompted many citizens on both sides of the Atlantic. The chapter focuses on some of the new voices and emerging venues for political participation amid today's global transformations in politics, economics and culture that suggest the potential for a long overdue revitalisation of social democratic citizenship. It also explains how empowerment, engagement and equity serve as three lodestars in the larger endeavour, still ongoing and perhaps set to continue indefinitely, of remaking social democratic citizenries.

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