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Encouraging Citizenship

Author : Commission on Citizenship
ISBN : WISC:89035805522
Genre : Citizenship
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The Commission on Citizenship is an all-Party body whose members are drawn from all walks of public life. In their report they consider what is meant by citizenship and how this applies to the public institutions of our society and the great range of voluntary bodies and independent associations, and above all, to individual citizens of all ages. The Commission sees citizenship as one of the most important concepts of modern political struggle and social development. Their series of recommendations includes incorporating the learning of citizenship within the national education curriculum and the setting up of a major review and codification of the law relating to the legal rights, duties and entitlements of citizens in the UK. Several recommendations refer to community activity and involvement by individuals, statutory and voluntary bodies and employers.

Education For Democratic Citizenship

Author : Bernard Crick
ISBN : 9781351941563
Genre : Education
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This important volume provides a comprehensive study of the concept of democratic citizenship (including its conditions and pre-requisites), which has an established place in higher education courses in politics, social policy, sociology and social philosophy. The contributing political philosophers and educational theorists collectively provide a critical commentary on the assumptions, principles and presuppositions associated with the idea of education for active democratic citizenship. This book presents an invaluable combination of original essays from established authors and previously published seminal articles specially revised for the volume.

European Citizenship National Legacies And Transnational Projects

Author : Klaus Eder
ISBN : 9780191590962
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Is there a common ground on which a European citizenship can be constructed? This volume looks at four foundations of citizenship in Europe: the legacy of national identities, current designs and projects for social and political citizenship in Europe, a transitional public space as the basis of an active European Citizenship in Europe, and a transitional collective identity as a symbolic boundary marker for European citizenship. Such options raise the theoretical question of how to conceive citizenship in a transnationalizing world. Since the idea of European citizenship cannot escape the problem of defining who is a European citizen and who is not, the theoretical problem is tackled by defining the collective bonds of European citizens beyond primordial or traditional bonds that have dominated European history.

The Practices Of Global Citizenship

Author : Hans Schattle
ISBN : 0742538990
Genre : Political Science
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What is global citizenship, exactly? Are we all global citizens? In The Practices of Global Citizenship, author Hans Schattle provides a detailed and vivid account of how the term global citizenship has been interpreted and communicated in recent years. He includes numerous fascinating conversations with global citizens from many nations, revealing how notions of global citizenship have been put in practice by an ever-increasing number of governing institutions, non-governmental organizations, corporations, schools and universities.

Civic Virtues

Author : Richard Dagger
ISBN : 0195355571
Genre : Political Science
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"The book is beautifully written, elegantly organised and it achieves with splendid efficiency all of the goals that it sets for itself. I recommend it warmly."--Mind "Dagger's book makes a very important contribution to our understanding of citizenship through its clear demonstration that state promotion of civic virtue is compatible with individual autonomy."--Political Studies

Citizenship Education And Social Development In Zambia

Author : Ali A. Abdi
ISBN : 9781607523949
Genre : Education
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Zambia, the butterflyshaped, central African country has a population of about 11 million people, and as other SubSaharan African countries, has been trying to democratize since the early 1990s. Clearly, though, the promise of political reform did not fulfill the expectations of the public, and with about 60 percent of the population living below the poverty line, many Zambians are no longer confident that more open political systems can improve their lives. But the problem may not be inherent in the political process itself, and could be found more in the apparent disconnection between people’s needs and the way the country’s affairs are run. It is with respect to these and related issues that this book emphasizes the crucial relationship between education and political participation, and specifically highlights citizenship education as essential for Zambia’s social development. Social development, which should comprise, inter alia, the economic, political, and cultural wellbeing of societies can be enhanced by citizenship education, which focuses on elevating people’s understanding of their rights and responsibilities visà vis government institutions, structures and functions. Indeed, it is the centrality of the political component in people’s lives, especially its relationship with public policy and public programs that should underline the important role of citizenship education. In describing these issues, the book analyzes the role of the media, women’s groups and youth in enhancing the political, educational, and by extension, the economic lives of the Zambian people. The book should interest students and scholars of Zambian (as well as African) education, politics, and social development. It should also be useful for policy makers, institutional managers and both public and parapublic leaders in Zambia and elsewhere in the continent.

Supranational Citizenship And The Challenge Of Diversity

Author : Francesca Strumia
ISBN : 9789004260764
Genre : Law
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In Supranational Citizenship and the Challenge of Diversity Francesca Strumia explores how European citizenship contributes to filter diversities in the EU, by shifting insider/outsider divides as experienced by immigrants, perceived by citizens and set by member states.

Market Oriented Society Democracy Citizenship And Solidarity

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ISBN : 9287141347
Genre : Europe
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During this conference, it became clear that socio-economic problems and problems related to the functioning of democracy are inextricably linked and that consideration needs to ge given to interaction between them if we are to develop coherent solutions. It is in the light of these discussions and of the study of concrete experiments carried out by NGOs, co-operatives and more generally the third sector, that the conference analysed the role of public authorities and civil society and put forward proposals which will be submitted to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

Promoting Social Cohesion

Author : Newman, Ines
ISBN : 9781847426963
Genre : Social Science
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This book makes a forthright case for a shift in policy focus from 'community cohesion' to the broader notion of social cohesion, and is distinctive and innovative in its focus on evaluation. It constitutes an extremely valuable source both for practitioners involved in social cohesion interventions and for researchers and students studying theory-based evaluation and the policy areas highlighted (housing, intergenerational issues, the recession, education, communications, community development).

Active Citizenship

Author : Bernard Crick
ISBN : 9780748686520
Genre : Political Science
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Considers the possibilities for active citizenship within areas of broad concern in UK politics: young people and justice; parliaments with the people; women and equality; integrating immigrants; multiculturalism; schools; community; social inclusion and

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