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Citizenship is a brand new topic, combining an instructional and a pragmatic method of the individual’s position in the neighborhood. the purpose of citizenship is to motivate either a better knowledge of, and a extra energetic participation in, social and political matters, at neighborhood, nationwide and overseas degrees. this article relies at the present AQA AS Social Sciences: Citizenship’s specification, yet can be used because the foundation for research of the topic at quite a few degrees. The method followed is a mix of educational fabric, offering a legitimate foundation for learn of the theories and buildings with which scholars may be normal, supported and built via a sequence of useful routines, tasks and exam variety questions. those were designed not to simply strengthen the scholars’ wisdom and figuring out of the topic, yet also will supply academics with counsel as to how key talents might be approached via this subject. the subject material has been divided into 3 sections, every one of which corresponds to 1 of the AQA AS point Modules. for college kids who're no longer following this actual specification, each one person part will supply an advent to their function in the kingdom, the political technique and the way society operates. every one also will provide a chance to improve abilities in powerful verbal exchange, challenge fixing and dealing with others. if you happen to don't cross directly to sit down an exam at AS point, different matters that experience shut hyperlinks with this topic are legislations, govt and Politics and Sociology.

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One policy which tackled at a stroke all of these problems for the free market was that of privatisation. Privatisation can take a number of forms. These range from the less obvious contracting of service provision to and the leasing of assets from the private sector, to the more publicised sale, through stock market flotations, of state owned and controlled assets. According to the advertising of the time, this form of ‘popular capitalism’, through the flotation of assets, which included the utilities of gas, water and electricity, plus the rail, coal and steel industries, plus British Telecom and British Airways, would allow citizens to become increasingly empowered through the purchase of shares in these industries.

18 Defining Citizenship ☞ Individualism ❝❞ Complete the chart, illustrating the main characteristics of the following approaches to citizenship. Communitarianism Inclusive Exclusive Do the protests by some UK citizens in September 2000 relating to the high cost of fuel indicate a change in attitudes in UK citizens? Are they now just as likely to demonstrate about their rights as some citizens in other European countries? 19 CHAPTER 3 The Relationship Between the Role of the State and Citizenship ✔ The aims of this chapter are to: • Introduce the Conservative ‘New Right’ and the ‘antistate’ Liberal view of the role of the state • Illustrate some examples of the role of the state within a Conservative ‘New Right’ context • Illustrate some of the effects of the introduction of this view • Introduce the changes in the role of the state after the 1997 election To compound the difficulty surrounding the debates relating to the competing views of citizenship, there are, as previously discussed, different ideas and views as to what exactly is the appropriate role of the state.

Why do different groups of citizens have different ideas about ‘right and wrong’ and why is it that politicians always seem to disagree? Once the student of Citizenship has an understanding of these areas, they are able to develop and apply discussions and debates to issues that affect students’ lives today. These issues surround the freedom of information and the interaction between citizens and the police, along with issues surrounding the law and issues relating to the welfare of citizens in society.

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