The Center for the Study of Citizenship at Wayne State University promotes interdisciplinary research and exchange about citizenship within a global community of scholars; students; political, community and business leaders; and the general public. In particular, the Center encourages analysis of the relationship between citizens and the political, social, economic, and cultural communities of which they are a part. 

Towards these ends, the Center will:

  • Foster the study of citizenship as an interdisciplinary academic field
  • Establish a forum to stimulate and shape public discourse about citizenship

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Conference in Citizenship Studies:
Governance and Citizenship

 March 12-14, 2015

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The affordances of citizenship are bound in many ways to structures of governance that provide and at the same time deny access to power. While formal structures of governance establish rights and responsibilities, there are many additional forms of governance people use to orchestrate and affirm their community membership, among them are civic organizations, community groups, and NGOs.

The conference will explore the many dimensions of the theme of governance and citizenship. Presentations at the conference will focus on formal or informal governance; local, national and international governance, and the exploration of the nature of governance as a means of delimiting access, authority, power and responsibility.