Issue 55.2 | Citizenship for Change

Volume 55 Issue 2 | Citizenship for Change

Produced in partnership with Hivos and following the Arab Spring and the Occupy movements, this issue explores the recent mobilizations and citizens' participation movements, with a particular focus on digital natives, intergenerational issues in citizenship and movements from the global South. 

Press release | Table of Contents | Editorial | Introduction by Remko Berkhout and Fieke Jansen

Launch event

'Citizenship for change' was jointly presented by the SID Netherland Chapter and Hivos on the occasion of the  SID NL Chapter lecture 'Rethinking the state in the context of financial, environmental and social chaos' delivered by Hilary Wainwright. Other launch events were organized in Buenos Aires by the SID Buenos Aires Chapter, in Washington by the SID Washington Chapter and in Nairobi by the SID secretariat.


Additional articles and interviews on the subject of citizenship, governance, new media, social movements and the role of civil society have been featured on DevelopmentPLUS, the online component of the journal on the SID Forum. 

The death of a Prime Minister. Can Africans have it all? by Ahmed Salim. Read more

Argentina and the politics of survival, by Marcelo Garcìa and Ximena Schinca. Read more

Blogging Young: An interview with Vijana FM, by Angela ZarroRead more

Citizens, the State and Society: Chinese citizens' understanding of citizenship, by Sicong Chen. Read more

How Senegal's youth took a stand in the 2012 presidential elections, by Khaita Sylla. Read more

The England riots: the fuzzy boundary between the real and virtual worlds of mobilisation, by Emily Rainsford. Read more

Towards active citizenship in Syria, by Donatella Della Ratta. Read more

Africa silent revolutions: what the headlines missed. An interview with Charles Onyango-Obbo. Read more

Citizenship after citizen's year 2011, by Michele Micheletti. Read more

Free agents and followership, by Allison Fine. Read more

Rupturing the status quo through unruly politics, by Mariz Tadros. Read more