asserts that we “cannot make sense of claims to inclusion in the city of Florence, the
region of Tuscany or the European Union without describing first the different
nature of these polities and their relations with the Italian state” (p.
51). I am not so sure. One can be a sociological member of a locality or a
region without being a sociological member of a nationalstate. This is the
logic of non-citizen voting in local elections. Although membership in