ISBN 9780719068409,Citizenship: The Civic Ideal in World History, Politics and Education

Citizenship: The Civic Ideal in World History, Politics and Education



Manchester University Press

Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9780719068409

ISBN-10 0719068401


Edition 3rd
Number of Pages 384 Pages
Language (English)

Medical physics

Citizenship describes, analyzes and interprets the topic of citizenship in a global context as it has developed historically, in its variations as a political concept and status, and the ways in which citizens have been and are being educated for that status. The book provides a historical survey which ranges from the Ancient Greeks to the twentieth century, and reveals the legacies which each era passed on to later centuries. It explains the meaning of citizenship, what political citizenship entails and the nature of citizenship as a status, and also tackles the issue of whether there can be a generally accepted, holistic understanding of the idea. For this new edition an epilogue has been written which demonstrates the intense nature of the academic and pedagogical debates on the subject as well as the practical matters relating to the status since 1990.