A Brief History Of Citizenship by Derek HeaterA Brief History Of Citizenship by Derek Heater

A Brief History Of Citizenship

byDerek Heater

Paperback | July 7, 2004

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From Plato to Rorty, A Brief History of Citizenship provides a concise survey of the idea of citizenship. All major periods are covered, beginning with Greece and Rome, continuing on to the Middle Ages, the American and French Revolutions, and finally to the modern era. Heater effectively argues that we cannot begin to understand our current conditions until we have an understanding of the initial idea of "the citizen" and how that idea has evolved over the centuries. Important topics covered include how citizenship differs from other forms of sociopolitical identity, the differences between nationality and citizenship, and how multiculturalism has changed our ideas of citizenship in the twenty-first century. This concise and readable book is an ideal introduction to the history of citizenship.

Title:A Brief History Of CitizenshipFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.49 inPublished:July 7, 2004Publisher:NYU PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0814736726

ISBN - 13:9780814736722


Editorial Reviews

"An excellent historical account of citizenship . . . Heater's work has a depth and solidity that is missing elsewhere. This is another excellent book from the leading authority in the field."

-Ian Davies,author of Talking Politics