Introduction to Citizenship for Young People in the Commonwealth

What Citizenship Means and How it Relates to the Commonwealth

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Introduction to Citizenship for Young People in the Commonwealth

Contributors: Hanif Vally
Publication date: 1 January 2004
Size: 210mm x 148mm
ISBN: 978-0-85092-769-6
Pages: 52

This book teaches young people about the concept and practice of citizenship and how it relates to the Commonwealth. It explores how the concept of citizenship has evolved over time, and how and why it is continuing to change. It will help young people to understand how citizens' rights and responsibilities have developed, evaluate those developments and see how they can participate in defining and using citizens' rights now and in the future.

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1. Conceptions of citizenship
Definitional problems of citizenship
History of citizenship
Modern citizenship
Citizenship in the Commonwealth

2. Elements of citizenship
Citizen's rights and responsibilities
Citizenship and human rights
Democracy, governance and citizenship
Citizenship a an internalised ethic

3. Changes and challenges to citizenship
Globalisation and information technology
Trans-national civil society and global governance
The Commonwealth

4. Citizenship in practice
Young people
Human resource development