THE INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ETHICS, pp. 764-773, H. LaFollette, ed., Oxford: Blackwell, 2013
Posted: 26 Nov 2011 Last revised: 11 Apr 2013
Date Written: November 26, 2011
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 entry 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.
Keywords: citizenship, democracy, immigration, global justice, justice, citizenship tests, nationalism, nationality
JEL Classification: I28, J18, K00, K10, K49
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Brooks, Thom, Citizenship (November 26, 2011). THE INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ETHICS, pp. 764-773, H. LaFollette, ed., Oxford: Blackwell, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1964942