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Citizenship in Britain: A History

Derek Heater


This book is an historical introduction to the varieties of citizenship in Britain, starting in the Middle Ages and bringing the story right up to the present day. Both the status and understanding of citizenship in practice and the theoretical and advisory writings on the subject are introduced, and their inter-relationships are explored. Among the key themes to be examined are: local and national strata; the issue of parliamentary suffrage; women excluded and included as citizens; the influence of classical ideas; nationhood and imperialism; the role of political and social theorists; interp ... More

Keywords: citizenship, Middle Ages, parliamentary suffrage, women, nationhood, imperialism, political parties, education, environmental citizenship, multiculturalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780748622252
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622252.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Derek Heater, author