The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship the World by Rita Simon, Alison Brooks

By Rita Simon, Alison Brooks

This ebook offers an cutting edge exam and comparability of the rights and duties of citizenship throughout twenty-one international locations. The e-book incorporates a country-by-country profile of every of the problems describing rights and obligations, stories at the public opinion facts, and describes international locations opposed to one another.

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The Politics of Citizenship in Germany: Ethnicity, Utility by Eli Nathans

By Eli Nathans

Why did German states for therefore lengthy make it terribly tricky for foreigners who weren't ethnic Germans to turn into voters? To what quantity was once this coverage a made of well known nationwide feeling, and to what volume was once it formed by means of the extra state-centered ambitions of the political elite? In what methods did Nazi citizenship guidelines perpetuate, or holiday with, the activities of prior German states? What does this better ancient context recommend in regards to the factors for, and implications of, the hot and dramatic liberalization in German citizenship laws?German states have lengthy exercised tight regulate over which foreigners could turn into electorate. simply because Germans felt a cultural attachment to different ethnic Germans, it's been argued, German nationwide states certainly welcomed the immigration of ethnic Germans and sought to avoid the naturalization of people who have been thought of overseas. it's real that ethnic nationalism got here to play a - and after 1918 the - key function in German citizenship and naturalization regulations. yet ethnicity used to be faraway from the one criterion hired to tell apart fascinating from bad matters or citizens.In a research that starts within the early 19th century and reaches the dramatic alterations of the Nineties, the writer demanding situations the conventional interpretation of the position of ethnicity. He indicates that appeals to ethnic harmony usually masked extra political goals. different elements affecting the politics of citizenship integrated German states' efforts to mould and increase society and to guard their very own grip on energy; altering conceptions of financial and army software; the character and political goals of Bismarck; the overseas clash with Britain, France, and Russia; anti-Semitism and the area wars. whereas different authors have under pressure consensus inside of German society, this account specializes in clash.

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American government : brief version by James Q. Wilson

By James Q. Wilson

This renowned short version textual content for the one-semester or one-quarter American executive path keeps the framework of Wilson's entire textual content, emphasizing the historic improvement of the yankee political procedure, who governs, and to what ends. thoroughly modern, AMERICAN executive, short model, 10th variation deals new assurance of such key and rising matters because the 2010 campaigns and elections; management of President Obama and the 111th Congress; the industrial downturn and new guidelines to wrestle the obstacle; healthcare reform; contemporary alterations to the preferrred courtroom; same-sex marriage; and the warfare in Afghanistan.

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Teaching America: The Case for Civic Education by David J. Feith, Evan H. Daar, Seth Andrew, Charles F.

By David J. Feith, Evan H. Daar, Seth Andrew, Charles F. Bahmueller, Mark Bauerlein, John M. Bridgeland, Bruce Cole, Alan M. Dershowitz, Mike Feinberg, Senator Bob Graham

.csAD7A2888{text-align:left;text-indent:0pt;margin:12pt 0pt 12pt 0pt} .cs566403DE{color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-family:Times New Roman; font-size:12pt; font-weight:normal; font-style:normal; } .csC98BA9AD{color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-family:Times New Roman; font-size:12pt; font-weight:normal; font-style:italic; } In educating the US, greater than 20 best thinkers sound the alarm over a situation in citizenship—and lay out a strong schedule for reform. The book’s extraordinary roster of authors comprises Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Senator Jon Kyl, Senator Bob Graham, Secretary Rod Paige, Alan Dershowitz, Juan Williams, Glenn Reynolds, Michael Kazin, Frederick Hess, Andrew Rotherham, Mike Feinberg, Seth Andrew, Mark Bauerlein and extra. Their message: to stay the USA, our state has to provide its young children a civic identification, an figuring out of our constitutional method, and a few appreciation of the fantastic achievements of yankee self-government. yet we're failing. younger american citizens comprehend little in regards to the invoice of Rights, the democratic procedure, or the civil rights circulation. 3 of each 4 highschool seniors aren’t educated in civics, 9 of ten can’t reduce it in U.S. heritage, and the matter is just annoyed through universities' overlook for civic schooling. Such civic illiteracy weakens our universal tradition, disenfranchises would-be citizens, and is helping poison our politics.

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The Civic Web: Young People, the Internet, and Civic by Shakuntala Banaji

By Shakuntala Banaji

There was common quandary in modern Western societies approximately declining engagement in civic lifestyles; everyone is much less prone to vote, to hitch political events, to crusade for social reasons, or to belief political methods. teenagers specifically are usually defined as alienated or apathetic. a few have appeared with a bit of luck to new media—and rather the Internet—as a method of revitalizing civic existence and democracy. Governments, political events, charities, NGOs, activists, spiritual and ethnic teams, and grassroots firms have created various youth-oriented web pages that inspire greatly divergent varieties of civic engagement and use various levels of interactivity. yet are youth quite apathetic and missing in motivation? Does the net have the facility to re-engage these upset with politics and civic existence?

Based on a massive study undertaking funded by way of the ecu fee, this e-book makes an attempt to appreciate the function of the web in selling younger people’s participation. Examples are drawn from Hungary, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and the United Kingdom—countries providing contrasting political structures and cultural contexts. The ebook additionally addresses broader questions on the that means of civic engagement, the character of recent different types of participation, and their implications for the way forward for civic existence.

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Explaining Federalism: State, Society and Congruence in by Jan Erk

By Jan Erk

This e-book offers with the theoretical and empirical questions of federalism within the context of 5 case reports: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany and Switzerland. The valuable argument is that during the longer term the political associations of federalism adapt to accomplish congruence with the underlying social constitution. this modification will be within the centralist path reflecting ethno-linguistic homogeneity, or in decentralist phrases similar to ethno-linguistic heterogeneity. during this context, the quantity: fills a niche within the comparative federalism literature through interpreting the styles of swap and continuity in 5 federal platforms of the commercial west, this can be performed by means of an in-depth empirical exam of the case experiences via a unmarried framework of study illustrates the shortcomings of new-institutionalist ways in explaining swap, highlighting the usefulness of society-based techniques in learning swap and continuity in comparative politics. Explaining Federalism could be of curiosity to scholars and students of federalism, comparative govt, comparative institutional research and comparative public coverage.

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Constitutional Debates on Freedom of Religion: A Documentary by Gerald Long, John J. Patrick

By Gerald Long, John J. Patrick

Debates over the separation or lodging of faith and govt have divided americans because the founding of our kingdom and proceed to echo in governmental chambers this present day, as humans argue sharply and heatedly concerning the special which means and proper functions of First modification clauses on spiritual institution and loose workout of faith. scholars can hint the background and improvement of those arguments, in addition to the reactions to them, via this designated choice of over 70 basic records. complaints and different files deliver to existence the controversies surrounding the problems. Explanatory introductions to files relief clients in knowing some of the arguments positioned forth, whereas illuminating the importance of every document.Patrick and lengthy hint the origins and alterations within the nature of the debates surrounding the difficulty of freedom of faith utilizing conscientiously selected lawsuits and different files to mirror the truth that the Court's choice has no longer continuously ended public controversy concerning the relationships among church and nation or faith and govt. certainly, specially in recent times, the Court's judgements every so often have exacerbated outdated tensions and generated new concerns. the focal point all through is at the connection among the U.S. structure and freedom of faith. The introductory and explanatory textual content support readers comprehend the character of the conflicts, the problems being litigated, the social and cultural pressures that formed every one debate, and the style during which the passions of person govt officers, justices, and our presidents affected the advance of regulations relating freedom of faith.

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Gender Equality: Dimensions of Women's Equal Citizenship by Linda C. McClain, Joanna L. Grossman

By Linda C. McClain, Joanna L. Grossman

Citizenship is the typical language for expressing aspirations to democratic and egalitarian beliefs of inclusion, participation, and civic club. even if, there remains to be an important hole among formal commitments to gender equality and equivalent citizenship - within the legislation and constitutions of many nations, in addition to in foreign human rights records - and the truth of women's lives. This quantity offers a set of unique works that research this persisting inequality during the lens of citizenship. exotic students in legislation, political technological know-how, and women's reports examine the numerous dimensions of women's equivalent citizenship, together with constitutional citizenship, democratic citizenship, social citizenship, sexual and reproductive citizenship, and international citizenship. Gender Equality takes inventory of the development towards - and final impediments to - securing equivalent citizenship for girls, develops concepts for pursuing that target, and identifies new questions that might form extra inquiries.

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