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This innovative volume explores ways in which the idea of citizenship can be seen as a unifying concept in understanding contemporary social change and social problems. The book outlines traditional linkages between citizenship and public participation, national identity and social welfare, and shows the relevance of citizenship for a range of rising issues extending from global change through gender to the environment. The areas investigated include: the challenge of internationalization to the nation state and to national identities; the contested nature of citizenship in relation to poverty, work and welfare; the implications of gender inequality; and the potential for new conceptions of citizenship in response to cultur

The Changing Quality of Citizenship
The changing quality of citizenship

Who now speaks of the limits to growth? Some ‘evergreens’ do and remind us of the risks which threaten modern societies; but even they are concerned more with the need to limit growth than with its God-given limits. We know that our planet could not sustain American per capita GNP for Chinese and Indians, or even one of the two; but then no one expects this contingency to occur within relevant time. In any case, we seem to have reconciled in our minds the constraints of the human habitat and the desires of greedy humans; we solemnly declare that ecology and economy are not or need not be in conflict, and carry on with growth. Small ...

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