Citizenship and Civil Society: A Framework of Rights and Obligations in Liberal, Traditional, and Social Democratic Regimes

Citizenship and Civil Society: A Framework of Rights and Obligations in Liberal, Traditional, and Social Democratic Regimes

by Thomas Janoski
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521635810

ISBN-13: 9780521635813

Pub. Date: 03/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Rights and obligations are confusing. When people really want or need something they call it a right. Can they simply attach this word to anything they want? Can people disregard obligations with impunity? This books argues that they can not. Rights and obligations are systematically related in important ways backed by the state. One must understand those…  See more details below

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Rights and obligations are confusing. When people really want or need something they call it a right. Can they simply attach this word to anything they want? Can people disregard obligations with impunity? This books argues that they can not. Rights and obligations are systematically related in important ways backed by the state. One must understand those relationships in specific ways to know what can or can not be done with rights and obligations in public discourse and politics. They must create a web of interaction between citizens so that more long term social investments may be made.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521635813
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments
1Introduction to Citizenship1
2The Framing of Citizenship Rights: Expansion, Clarification, and Meaning28
3Reconstructing Obligations and Patriotism: Limitations, Sanctions, and Exchange in a System of Rights52
4Citizen-Selves in Restricted and Generalized Exchange75
5The Balance of Rights and Obligations through Nesting, Civil Society, and Social Closure104
6Incremental Change in Citizenship over Decades: Power Resources, State Structures, Ideology, and External Forces142
7Momentous Change in Citizenship over Centuries: From Wasps to Locomotives in the Development and Sequencing of Rights173
8Conclusion and Implications217
Notes237
References267
Subject Index299
Name Index311

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