A Brief History of Citizenship
By (author) Derek Heater
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Brief History of Citizenship by Derek Heater
Book DescriptionAn introductory survey of the history of the principles and practice of citizenship, based on the premise that the current conditions and debates about citizenship cannot be fully understood without a knowledge of the historical background. This is provided through an analytical narrative of the functioning of citizenship and the major theorists from Sparta to the present day, including quotations from key texts. In addition the reader is asked to consider, based on the historical evidence presented, how citizenship differs from other forms of socio-political identity. In particular the commonly-held assumption that citizenship and nationality are synonymous is questioned on the grounds of historical experience and the difficulties it raises. Assuming no background knowledge, this is an ideal introduction to the history of citizenship. Key Features: *Fills a gap in the market by covering a neglected facet of the subject of Citizenship: its history *Comprehensive coverage, yet brief and easy-to-read *Combines narrative, analysis and quotations from key texts to offer a stimulating history of Citizenship
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748619993
(216mm x 138mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 28-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Derek Heater
Essays on Political Education, Paperback (April 2014)
In the 1960s and 1970s there was a remarkable development of interest in political education not only in Britain but also in other countries, namely the USA, Germany and Australia. This volume provides scholars and teachers in this field with a picture of British work in the area of political education.
Citizenship in Britain, Paperback (April 2006)» View all books by Derek Heater
This historical introduction to the varieties of citizenship in Britain starts in the Middle Ages and bringing the story right up to the present day.
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Author Biography - Derek Heater
Derek Heater, previously a teacher at school-level, adult education and in institutions of higher education, has, since 1983, enjoyed a successful career as a writer. His most recent publications include What is Citizenship? (1999), World Citizenship: Cosmopolitan Thinking and its Opponents (2002), A History of Education for Citizenship (2003), Citizenship: The Civic Ideal in World History, Politics and Education (3rd edn, 2004), and A Brief History of Citizenship (2004).
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