France's Third Republic confronts historians and political scientists with what seems a paradox: it is at once France's most long-lived experiment with republicanism and a regime remembered primarily for chronic instability and spectacular scandal. From its founding in the wake of France's humiliation at the hands of Prussia to its collapse in the face of the Nazi Blitzkrieg, the Third Republic struggled to consolidate the often contradictory impulses of the French revolutionary tradition into a set of stable democratic institutions. To Be a Citizen is not an institutional history of the regime, but an exploration of the political culture gradually formed by the moderate republicans who steered it. In James R. Lehning's view, that culture was forced to reconcile conflicting views of the degree of citizen participation a republican form of government should embrace. The moderate republicans called upon the entire nation to act as citizens of the Republic even as they limited the ability of many, including women, Catholics, and immigrants, to assume this identity and to participate in political life. This participation, based on universal male suffrage alone, was at odds with the notion of universal citizenship—the tradition of direct democracy as expressed in 1789, 1793, 1830, and 1848. Lehning examines a series of events and issues that reveal both the tensions within the republican tradition and the regime's success. It forged a political culture that supported the moderate republican synthesis and blunted the ideal of direct democracy. To Be a Citizen not only does much to illuminate an important chapter in the history of modern France, but also helps the reader understand the dilemmas that arise as political elites attempt to accommodate a range of citizens within ostensibly democratic systems.
Citizens’ rights are the essential connecting link between human rights and life in a democratic society. The right to be a citizen can bridge the gap between the universality of human rights and the changing political and social settings of people’s lives.
Computer science is all around us, at school, at home, and in the community. This book gives readers the essential tools they need to understand the computer science concept of digital citizenship. Brilliant color photographs and accessible text will engage readers and allow them to connect deeply with the concept. The computer science topic is paired with an age-appropriate curricular topic to deepen readers’ learning experience and show how digital citizenship works in the real world. In this book, readers will learn about the rights and responsibilities of being a citizen. This nonfiction title is paired with the fiction title Ana Is a Citizen! (ISBN: 9781538352168). The instructional guide on the inside front and back covers provides: Vocabulary, Background knowledge, Text-dependent questions, Whole class activities, and Independent activities.
Be the change in your community! This illustrated guide takes you through challenges the world is facing and how you can help overcome them. Aspiring activists and young community leaders need information and tools to be responsible citizens and change-makers in their communities. This activism book is packed with content that will both educate and challenge young children aged 11+ years to make a difference. How to be a Global Citizen covers topics such as politics and voting, how to be responsible with online communication, preventing unfair discrimination, and protecting our environment. You'll find: - Creative illustrations and clear text simplify challenging topics - Advice for parents and teachers on explaining social and environmental issues to children - Steps to contribute to society at an individual level - Features on inspirational young role models leading the charge on different causes around the world Young people are leading movements around the world, influencing their communities, and illuminating issues that have plagued our societies for far too long. Each chapter of How to be a Global Citizen provides information and ideas on how children can have important conversations amongst friends, family, and the wider community to affect change. DK's Help Your Kids series is aimed at young readers ages 11 + years, parents, and teachers. These books are an excellent resource to help children understand complex topics. Other books in this series include Help Your Kids with English, Help Your Kids with Study Skills, and Help Your Kids with Dyslexia.
The US Constitution guarantees all citizens the unqualified right to petition their government for redress of grievances and to state their views without government interference, says deKieffer. A veteran Washington lawyer who has worn many hats related to lobbying over the years, he explains how people can get heard even without suitcases full of money or vaults full of compromising video. He sets out a whole campaign both for people who are interested in a single issue and for individuals and small organizations that want to maintain a voice over time.