Citizenship Key Words

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Amend
Changing the constitution
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Appeal
Ask the decision to be reviewed by a higher court
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Bill
Proposal for a new law
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Censorship
The power to review, change, or prevent the publication of news
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Citizen
Someone who is entitled to all the rights and privileges of a particular nation
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Dictatorship
Government in which one person or a small group holds complete authority
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Interest Group
An organisation that represents the concerns of a particular group
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Jurisdiction
The power to hear and decide cases
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Citizenship
Individuals legal membership of and recognition by a state that grants mutual rights and obligations between state and citizen
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State
An organisation that possesses political power, enabling it to issue and enforce rules that are binding for the people living within given territory
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Rights
Legal or moral entitlements that allow people to act or be treated in a particular way.
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Values
The beliefs, principles, or accepted standards of individuals or particular social groups, in which they have an emotional investment.
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Active Citizenship
The belief that citizens who have done well out of life have a moral duty to be active, participating members of their community, volunteering to serve others.
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New Labour
Modernised version of political group Labour.
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Communitarian Thinking
A school of philosophy critical of individualism and stressing instead of the importance of community interests and values. Made popular by Etzioni.
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Amitai Etzioni
His writing emphasises the importance for societies to have a carefully crafted balance between rights and responsibilities.
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Individualism
A belief in the supreme importance of the human individual, rather than any social group.
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Human Rights Act (1998)
Operative from 2000, a measure introduced by the Labour government in the UK to set out a series of individual rights.
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Human Rights
Universal and fundamental rights that derive from peoples humanity.They cannot be granted, taken or limited for they are inalienable and innate.
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Legal Rights
The rights granted to citizens by virtue of their membership of their particular state.
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Duties
Obligations, E.G. the responsibilities that people have towards their state and its members
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Polity
Political community
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Social Citizenship
The idea that citizenship implies social rights that guarantee an individual a minimum social status
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