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Unformatted text preview: September 2, 2009 Definitions of Citizenship Legal Evolution of Citizenship Perspectives on Political Community Naturalization Immigration and Citizenship Field Research Papers Quote of the Week Surely the state can be nothing apart from its citizens, except an empty name; and when we speak of its rights over its citizens, or of their duties to it we speak elliptically, meaning their rights over and duties to one another, in virtue of their common membership.--Sir Henry Jones, 1919 Think About: What is the definition of citizenship? What duties do U.S. citizens have? What obligations do U.S. citizens have? What makes a good citizen? What makes a bad citizen? Why would someone participate? What is citizenship or a citizen? Definition of Citizenship Citizenship is the status and role which defines the authority and obligations of individual members of a community. Cooper (1991) Good Citizens v. Bad Citizens Good Citizens Almond & Verba : The good citizen does not equal the good man...No zealous advocate of good citizenship would argue that political participation ought to be pursued to the neglect of all other obligations. T. Roosevelt : No man can be a good citizen who is not a good husband and a good father, who is not honestfaithfulwho has not got a sound heart, a sound mind, and a sound body. Jefferson A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. Why Participate? Why Participate? To fulfill rights (Jefferson, Aristotle) Why NOT Participate? Self-Interest Rightly Understood The principle of self-interest rightly understood produces no great acts of self- sacrifice, but it suggests daily small acts of self-denial. By itself it cannot suffice to make a man virtuous; but it disciplines a number of persons in habit of regularity, temperance, moderation, foresight, self-command; The American Revolution...
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