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Chapter 18: From Subjects to Citizens: Citizenship Education in Palestine
In a survey of work on citizenship theory, Kymlicka and Norman (1994) note, ‘the concept of citizenship seems to integrate the demands of justice and community membership’ (p. 352). The authors argue, along with John Rawls (1971) that the health and stability of a modern democratic polity depend upon ‘the qualities and attitudes of its citizens’ (p. 352). They then provide a list of such attributes of citizens that include a
sense of identity and how they view potentially competing forms of national, regional, ethnic, or religious identities; their ability to tolerate and work together with others who are different from themselves; their desire to participate in the political process in ...