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Political Science 1020E
Nigmendra Narain

Lecture 10: Citizenship  Elements: o Official membership in a particular state/political community o Allow certain privileges and rights (vs. non-citizens) –voting, social services, protections o RIGHTS  Live in the state, participate in politics, other rights are dependent on place o Formal, legal status –recognized in law and by other states that you are a citizen of another state o Political equality –all citizens are to be treated the same o Social fraternity –community of citizens  How? o Jus Soli (right of soil) –by birth, born in the states o Jus Sanguinis (right of blood) –children of citizens o Naturalization –legal process of gaining citizenship  Can we de-naturalize those who get citizenship by birth? (children of illegal immigrants) o Identity?  Many southern states(brazil, india, etc) = customs, traditions, language  Is Obama Amerivan, Africa, hybrid, cosmopolitan, socialist  Post-911: Europe, US, Canada –Germany deporting trucks  Nations, nationalism  Racist? Nativist? Ethnocentric  T.H. Marshall = rights-based
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