Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction

Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction

Richard Bellamy

curiosity in citizenship hasn't ever been better. Politicians of all stripes pressure its value, as do church leaders, captains of and each form of campaigning group--from these helping worldwide factors, similar to tackling international poverty, to others with a principally neighborhood concentration, equivalent to battling local crime. during this fabulous, compact creation, Richard Bellamy bargains an eye-opening examine an concept that's as very important because it is rare--the prospect of influencing executive coverage in keeping with kind of reasonable principles and on a roughly equivalent foundation with others. Bringing jointly the latest scholarship, the e-book sheds gentle on how rules of citizenship have replaced via time from old Greece to the current, seems at recommendations similar to club and belonging, and highlights the relation among citizenship, rights, and democracy. Bellamy additionally examines the demanding situations confronting the very chance of citizenship this present day, the influence of globalization, the desirability of "global citizenship," the instructing of citizenship in colleges, citizenship exams for immigrants, and the various various definitions and kinds of citizenship in sleek society.

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