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Brooks, Thom



Hugh LaFollette


A citizen is a member of a political community, who normally enjoys the rights and often assumes the duties of citizenship. The problem is identifying what, if anything, is required to be a citizen. This essay will explain the ways in which citizenship has been understood and the normative questions arising from considering the moral and political relevance of different features for membership. There will also be attention given to leading debates on citizenship, including whether the idea of citizenship has much currency.


Brooks, T. (2013). Citizenship. In H. LaFollette (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Ethics (764-773). Blackwell.

Publication Date 2013
Deposit Date Feb 13, 2013
Publisher Blackwell
Pages 764-773
Book Title The International Encyclopedia of Ethics
Keywords citizenship; immigration; legal and political; nationality; politics
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