Nation, State, Citizenship Essay by Master Researcher

Nation, State, Citizenship
An analysis of contemporary issues relating to citizenship in modern democratic societies.
# 85394 | 1,800 words | 11 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Political Science (Political Theory) , Political Science (General)

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This paper examines modern democratic societies, and discusses how liberal democratic principles are at odds with the model of citizenship held by modern nation-states. The paper shows that conflicts and disputes have arisen because universalistic claims of liberalism and democracy appear to be incompatible with the exclusionary, boundary-staking functions of citizenship laws and policies of the contemporary nation-states. Subsequently, nation-states are under siege from several directions as they struggle to reconcile universal principles of liberalism and democracy with modern political realities.

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