Horizontal power – power is shared among the citizens

Horizontal power – power is shared among the citizens

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PPD 240 23/01/2008 20:27:00 Horizontal power – power is shared among the citizens Definition of Citizenship “Citizenship is the status and role which defines the authority and obligations  of individual members of a community. This status and role may be formally  codified in terms of qualifications, rights and obligations by constitutions,  charters and laws or informally determined by values, tradition and  consensus” cooper (1991) o It is a status – passive o The ability to travel (passports, etc) o Duties, things we should do as citizens come from both legal and  ethical sources o Jury duty, taxes Distinguish the differences between the duties and rights of citizens vs. people  living here Good citizens Fulfills duties Jury Duty Participates Abides by laws o “The good citizen does not equal the good man…No zealous advocate  of good citizenship would argue that political participation out to be  pursued to the neglect of all other obligations” T. Roosevelt o “No man can be a good citizen who is not a good husband and a good  fathers, who is not honest…faithful…who has not got a sound hear, a  sound mind and a sound body” Bad Citizens
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Disruptive, breaks law Freeloaders Harms other citizens 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” The principal of 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; and if it does  not lead men straight to virtue by the will, it gradually draws them in that  direction by their habits. Why Participate? To fulfill rights (Jefferson, Aristotle) To stabilize democracy (Bentham, Mill) To get better programs and policies For personal development (Jefferson, Aristotle) the Comity Clause Article IV, Articles of Confederation Ratified in 1781 Established reciprocity of citizenship among states Meant to establish a central government, but didn’t mention “national  citizenship” Philadephia Convention, 1787
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Upheld Articles of Confederation (and Comity Clause/Article IV) Also allowed Congess to set a framerwork for antion citizenship and 
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