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By Peter Kivisto

ISBN-10: 1405105526

ISBN-13: 9781405105521

ISBN-10: 1405182113

ISBN-13: 9781405182119

An important addition to the growing to be physique of literature on citizenship, this wide-ranging assessment specializes in the significance, and altering nature, of citizenship. It introduces the numerous discourses and theories that experience arisen lately, and appears towards destiny scholarship within the field.Offers an analytical evaluation of a few of the thematic discourses and offers tips in pulling jointly these discrete subject matters right into a better, extra accomplished framework Identifies the 4 greatly conceived issues that form the various discourses on modern citizenship – inclusion, erosion, withdrawal, and enlargement features a thorough creation to the topic

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And the resolution demanding the ballot barely passed . ”. ” In other words, the demand for the vote, more than any other issue, got at the core of women’s traditional dependent status and with it the presumption of the naturalness and rightness of male authority. Despite these misgivings, the suffrage cause would become a persistent feature of late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century American 24 PETER KIVISTO AND THOMAS FAIST politics. Albeit slowly, the movement gained steam during this period, reflected in the introduction of a proposed constitutional amendment to the US Congress in 1878 and, beginning with Wyoming in 1890, the passage of state laws granting women the right to vote in state and local elections.

Canadian national identity has historically been defi ned in terms of the distinctive identities of the nation’s two “charter groups,” the English and the French. According to Gilles Bourque and Jules Duchastel (1999: 185), the bifurcated model “made very poor use of the concept of nation; rather, it focused on the idea of a community of citizens,” which contained an understanding of a shared system of universal entitlements brought about by the welfare state. However, the bifurcation was based on an asymmetrical relationship whereby the Anglophone community occupied a superordinate position vis-à-vis the Francophone community.

Newcomers were not simply expected to fit into an existing and essentially static society, but rather were seen not only as agents of their own lives, but as actors who could be expected to take part in the nation’s ongoing process of social construction. ” As the new 38 PETER KIVISTO AND THOMAS FAIST Agenda of 1997 made clear, multiculturalism was to be understood in relation to “civic duty,” which is the term used to locate cultural diversity within a framework of shared values and orientations of citizens.

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