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1. What is citizenship, and why does it matter?

1. What is citizenship, and why does it matter?  

Richard Bellamy

in Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191775604
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802538.003.0001
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9780192802538
The issue of citizenship is currently topical. Governments have promoted teaching it in schools and immigrants are expected to pass citizenship tests to become naturalized citizens. ... More
2. Theories of citizenship and their history

2. Theories of citizenship and their history  

Richard Bellamy

in Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191775604
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802538.003.0002
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There are two types of theory on citizenship: normative theories that try to set out the rights and duties citizens ought to have, and empirical theories that aim to describe and explain ... More
3. The nation as social relation

3. The nation as social relation  

Steven Grosby

in Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776281
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10.1093/actrade/9780192840981.003.0003
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‘The nation as social relation’ explores the social relation aspects of nation. Social relations can be thought of as ‘tools’ for nation building, but while tools have an objective physical ... More
7. Human divisiveness

7. Human divisiveness  

Steven Grosby

in Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776281
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10.1093/actrade/9780192840981.003.0007
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‘Human divisiveness’ asks: Why do humans divide themselves? Many believe it is a natural process due to either racial difference (a view which is now widely discredited) or evolutionary ... More
4. Rights and the ‘right to have rights’

4. Rights and the ‘right to have rights’  

Richard Bellamy

in Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191775604
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802538.003.0004
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9780192802538
We frequently identify citizenship with rights. What are these rights? They can differ between countries and even within a country. When people invoke rights as the basis of citizenship, ... More
4. Liberty, virtue, and citizenship

4. Liberty, virtue, and citizenship  

Robert Wokler

in Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775475
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801982.003.0004
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‘Liberty, virtue, and citizenship’ looks at the model that Rousseau created for a state. Rousseau believed in the classical Greek link between politics and morality, and rejected previous ... More
7. Democratic citizenship

7. Democratic citizenship  

Bernard Crick

in Democracy: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775574
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802507.003.0008
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9780192802507
What is the role of the citizen in a democracy? ‘Democratic citizenship’ notes the renewed emphasis on citizens' duties and the expectation that they be active in society. In order to do ... More
Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction

Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction  

Robert Wokler

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775475
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801982.001.0001
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Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction examines the role of Jean-Jacques Rousseau in the European Enlightenment, and his critique of the political, economic, theological, and ... More
Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction

Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard Bellamy

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191775604
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802538.001.0001
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9780192802538
Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction approaches its subject from a political perspective, to address the complexities behind the major topical issues and to examine the main ... More
3. Membership and belonging

3. Membership and belonging  

Richard Bellamy

in Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2008
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9780191775604
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802538.003.0003
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Citizenship involves a sense of belonging to a given political community. Does this link with membership render citizenship ‘exclusive’? This notion has become increasingly controversial of ... More
5. Participation and democracy

5. Participation and democracy  

Richard Bellamy

in Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191775604
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802538.003.0005
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9780192802538
Why are we currently so disenchanted with democratic politics? Voter turnout is low, trust in politicians is declining, and as a consequence, political citizenship is rejected as too ... More
3. Republicanism and democracy

3. Republicanism and democracy  

Bernard Crick

in Democracy: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775574
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802507.003.0004
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9780192802507
‘Republicanism and democracy’ explores how different societies drew on republican ideals and, over the course of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, moved towards a democratic ... More
Democracy: A Very Short Introduction

Democracy: A Very Short Introduction  

Bernard Crick

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Oct 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775574
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802507.001.0001
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9780192802507
Democracy: A Very Short Introduction is a short account of the history of the doctrine and practice of democracy, from ancient Greece and Rome through the American, French, and ... More
8. Political parties and democratic choice

8. Political parties and democratic choice  

Richard M. Valelly

in American Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365692
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10.1093/actrade/9780195373851.003.0008
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9780195373851
‘Political parties and democratic choice’ explores the development of political parties and how they shaped citizenship. Several defining elements of party competition emerged between ... More

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