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30 November 2008

152 Pages | 15 line drawings

ISBN: 9780192802538

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Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction

Richard Bellamy

Very Short Introductions

  • Explores notions of citizenship from a political perspective, asking what citizenship is, and why it matters
  • Highly topical issue - citizenship has become a buzz-word for politicians of all stripes, moral leaders, and every kind of campaigning group from the global to the local level
  • Looks at the teaching of citizenship in schools, citizenship tests for immigrants, and the many different definitions and types of citizenship in modern society
  • Examines the challenges confronting the very possibility of citizenship today, the impact of globalization, and the desirability of 'global citizenship'
  • Explores the many different theories of citizenship, and looks at concepts such as membership and belonging, and the relation between citizenship, rights, and democracy
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - millions of copies sold worldwide