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American Citizenship

American Citizenship

The Quest for Inclusion

Judith N. Shklar

ISBN 9780674022164

Publication date: 08/11/1998

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.

Praise

  • 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

Author

  • Judith Shklar was John Cowles Professor of Government at Harvard University and a MacArthur Fellow.

Book Details

  • 134 pages
  • 0-5/16 x 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press

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