Friday 10 November 2017

Sean Oliver-Dee on Citizenship

The latest Cambridge Paper from the Jubilee Centre is available online, this one by Sean Oliver-Dee:

Here is the summary:

‘This paper proposes a new approach to citizenship in the UK. It tracks the short-term history of how questions of identity, citizenship and “Britishness’”were engaged with over the past forty years, whilst highlighting the systemic difficulties encountered when trying to create a sense of common identity, before moving on to analyse the limitations of the very different traditional approaches to inculcating citizenship: integration and assimilation. This becomes the basis for the paper’s proposition of a new approach to the issue, which is labelled ‘Invested Citizenship’. A form of citizenship in which, the paper proposes, Christians can (and should) play an active part.’

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