Bounded Citizenship Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… In this sense precision can take on a dual meaning. On one hand, it could be that the conception provides more representative rights because if they are reserved solely to a respective state then there can be a consideration of the culture of the population. On the other hand, it could be that the wording and legality of the rights are contractual to that state; therefore the rights are clearly outlined. When looking at the first point it is interesting to note the normative emphasis Miller places on the notion of nationality and its intrinsic link to the boundaries created by nation-states. The republican stance that claims that these boundaries have shaped the identity of the citizens and the responsibilities that they are willing to uphold has some truth in it (Wendt, 1994) yet to say that bounded citizenship always takes into account the cultural and ethnic diversifications when creating democratic state rights and global citizenship doesn’t is a falsified claim. Precision achieved through the consideration of cultural differences within a state is seemingly not always a merit found as a result of bounded citizenship, in fact it appears that at times it can be at odds with it. This is a point made by Bell and De-Shalit (2003), who argues that in an effort to achieve the republican aim of a …show more content…
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