ERIC Number: ED381437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Taking Citizenship Seriously.
This paper outlines citizenship issues facing the United States today and presents ways to address these issues in society. Voter turnout, welfare issues, the national service program debate, curriculum reform, and multiculturalism all interface with issues of citizenship in a democracy. Elements contributing to the modern understanding of citizenship are examined. Citizenship includes membership in a particular nation, benefits of membership, and the duties of citizenship. Modern citizenship cannot be understood fully without first understanding ancient citizenship in Athens and Rome. An approach to taking the subject of citizenship more seriously also is advocated through examples of voting and jury service. (EH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (New York, NY, September 1-4, 1994).