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Citizenship and Governance in Mercosur: Arguments for a Social Agenda

Jean Grugel
Third World Quarterly
Vol. 26, No. 7 (2005), pp. 1061-1076
Published by: Taylor & Francis, Ltd.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4017804
Page Count: 16
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Citizenship and Governance in Mercosur: Arguments for a Social Agenda
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Abstract

This paper examines a neglected dimension of the debate about postnational citizenship by focusing on the articulation of citizenship demands at the level of the region. More specifically, it analyses the pressures for, and the constraints on, the project of social citizenship within Mercosur. Drawing on primary research in Argentina, the article identifies a number of initiatives that attempt to infuse Mercosur with a social agenda. I argue that the significance of these initiatives is that they represent the first coherent attempt to articulate a citizen-centred model of new regionalism in Mercosur. But I also suggest that a formidable combination of obstacles lies in the path of this alternative project of regional governance. Finally, I explore the consequences of excluding issues of citizenship, rights and welfare from the agenda of regionalism, highlighting in particular the possibility of societal rejection if region building remains empty of social meaning.

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