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Profane citizenship in Europe - Testing democratic ownership in hybrid situations

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 225511

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2008

  • End date

    31 October 2011

Funded under:

FP7-SSH

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 762 815,20

  • EU contribution

    € 1 249 999

Coordinated by:

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

Objective

By concentrating on hybrid, not strictly normative social situations, we consider how people experiment with novel forms of citizenship that modify the outlines of formal citizenship. Such forms of citizenship imply practical activities connected to existing set-ups or milieus, and what is at stake is the continuous invention of the democratic principle itself, i.e. the « right to rights ». The task at hand is to affirm and implement the « right to the city », not immediately conceded, that we call profane citizenship, and that we intend to use as a means of analyzing democratic ownership. Our research program aims to examine in what ways the practices of actors who find themselves in situations where they have to make do with their faults, handicaps, lack of resources, are taken (or not) into account as alternatives to juridical citizenship. We will focus on “milieus of translation” gathering the “have-some” people acting in solidarity networks. Three interconnected fields are concerned (languages and codes, proofs of identity, tests of urbanity), leading to qualitative surveys whose materials and first results will be submitted with sensing methodology to professional and institutional representatives. This in turn will lead us to reconsider the notion of profane citizenship with an eye to the recent transformations of democracy in various national frameworks, by concentrating not only on the juridical concepts of citizenship, but also on its sociological configurations. The theoretical and experimental contribution expected from this research project aims to develop the notion of profane citizenship, showing how it allows, in situations of delicate or relative balance, to take into account, according to the different national and democratic political cultures, both the uniqueness of the personal actions they imply and the political ontology involved thereby.

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

Address

Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 443 028

Administrative Contact

Anne-Marie Helle (Ms.)

Participants (4)

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 220 890

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 145 860

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 241 944

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 198 277

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 225511

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2008

  • End date

    31 October 2011

Funded under:

FP7-SSH

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 762 815,20

  • EU contribution

    € 1 249 999

Coordinated by:

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

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