Summary: In this illuminating look at what constitutes American citizenship, Judith Shklar identifies the right to vote and the right to work as the defining social rights and primary sources of public respect. She demonstrates that in recent years, although all profess their devotion to the work ethic, earning remains unavailable to many who feel and are consequently treated as less than full citizens.
"Shklar has produced a compelling argument that the r ...show moreight to vote and the right to a job, neither of which was written into the constitution, are nevertheless necessary for full and equal American citizenship." -- Washington Monthly "As always, one learns from reading Shklar...The book provides an excellent interpretation of what American citizenship has meant historically." -- Political Science Quarterly ...show less
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