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AS CITIZENSHIP STUDIES

UNIT 1

CHAPTER 1:

`WHAT IS A CITIZEN, AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE BRITISH?'




WHAT IS A CITIZEN?

A citizen is a member of a nation state. By being a member of a nation state a citizen has
rights (e.g. free speech, free health care,…

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CITIZEN'S RIGHTS AND DUTIES

Following the Human Rights Act (1998), citizens of a democratic nation state enjoy both
human rights and legal rights. Human rights are the rights we are born with (e.g. the right
to live free from persecution and oppression etc.), and they cannot be given or taken…

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community and a loss of public interest in Christianity (secularism). The issue here
is, what is England's national focus and what is there to believe in and support?

English national identity however is defined by the social groups we belong to
(e.g. family, community, education, workplace, region etc.) and our…

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Legal rights: rights or entitlements citizens are granted by a state and which can be
taken away.

Welfare state: a system which provides health and economic support and benefits
for those citizens who find themselves unemployed, elderley or sick.

Citizenship test: a 45 minute exam which tests foreigners on British…

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