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American Citizenship : The Quest for Inclusion

American Citizenship : The Quest for Inclusion - 91 edition

ISBN13: 978-0674022164

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ISBN13: 978-0674022164
ISBN10: 0674022165
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 91
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Published: 1991
International: No

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American Citizenship : The Quest for Inclusion - 91 edition

ISBN13: 978-0674022164

Judith N. Shklar

ISBN13: 978-0674022164
ISBN10: 0674022165
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 91
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Published: 1991
International: No
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 right 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

Author Bio

Shklar, Judith N. : Harvard University

Judith N. Shklar was, before her death, John Cowles Professor of Government, Harvard University, and a MacArthur Fellow. She was also the author of Ordinary Vices (Harvard).