The state of being a citizen; the status of a citizen.
An understanding among individuals that membership in a jurisdiction or community requires more than a passive acceptance of the rights of that membership. It goes beyond paying taxes, voting or obeying the law. Thus, active citizenship implies an acceptance of responsibilities to the collective good as well as individual rights. An active citizen is one who has developed or is developing the capacity to engage in public work to solve common problems. This public work involves both practical effort and participation in decision-making about these problems. Active citizens extend due consideration to non-citizens and non-human nature, as well as to other citizens. As an idea, active citizenship is crucial to sustainability in practice.
Citizenship can be understood both in its most literal sense— citizen as a legally recognized resident of a nation— and in its more theoretical sense— citizen as someone who contributes to the creation of a democratic way of life through values and public actions.
Status of being a member of a state, one who owes allegiance to the government and is entitled to its protection and to political rights.
membership in a particular state
the status of a citizen with rights and duties
a right of belonging to a group of people and the privilege of claiming a homeland
The rights and responsibilities that a person has a result of being born or naturalized in a country.
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Under the Fourteenth Amendment “all persons born or naturalized in the United States…are citizens of the United States.” Citizenship confers upon the citizen all the protections and rights provided by the government.
Indicate in this field, citizenship or residency status If permanent resident or nonresident is marked, review the foreign national information on the Payroll Webpage for information regarding what additional forms are to be completed. If the person is a foreign national, complete the Foreign National Form and the employee must schedule an appointment with the International Office to obtain visa clearance.
Anyone who is a national of a Member State is also considered to be a citizen of the Union. In addition to the rights and duties laid down in the EC Treaty, Union citizenship confers four special rights : freedom to move and take up residence anywhere in the Union; the right to vote and stand in local government and European Parliament elections in the country of residence; diplomatic and consular protection from the authorities of any Member State where the country of which a person is a national is not represented in a non-Union country; the right of petition and appeal to the European Ombudsman.
1. The status of being a member of a community 2. The moral obligation of living in a democratic society (C. West) 3. Living out your role as a social agent, committed to sharing with others those material conditions that enable political participation (D. Batstone, E. Mendieta) 4. The quality of an individual's response to membership in a community so that the individual learns to balance competing demands between self-fulfillment/self-preservation and care of/justice for the neighbor
Citizenship can be sought only after holding permanent residence for a specific amount of time. Citizenship gives all rights to the successful applicant as are held by native-born US citizens except the right to be President of the United States.
1. the country in which a person is born (and has not rescinded citizenship), or naturalized. 2. the country to which that person owes allegiance and is entitled to its protection.
the status of a citizen and the duties, rights, and privileges that go with that status
The state of being vested with the rights and duties of a citizen.
The country in which a person is born (and has not renounced or lost citizenship) or naturalized and to which that person owes allegiance and by which he or she is entitled to be protected.
Citizenship is membership in a political community (originally a city or town but now usually a country) and carries with it rights to political participation; a person having such membership is a citizen. It is largely coterminous with nationality, although it is possible to have a nationality without being a citizen (i.e., be legally subject to a state and entitled to its protection without having rights of political participation in it); it is also possible to have political rights without being a national of a state.