Citizenship & Nationalism
Citizenship is the status of a person recognised under the custom or law of a state that bestows on that person (called a citizen) the rights and privileges of citizenship. Such rights and privileges include the right to vote, work and live in the country and the right to return to the country, besides other rights.
Citizenship involves playing an active part in society.
Citizens are members of a state or a nation.
Citizenship is the process of being such a member. It is how we make society work, together.
Citizenship education gives people the knowledge and skills to understand, challenge and engage with the main pillars of democracy: politics, the economy and the law.
By Allen Myers
Nationalism is the belief that the members of a nation share common interests that are different from the interests of other nations and different from the interests of the human race as a whole. Furthermore, it is usually thought by nationalists that these national interests are more significant than the competing interests that may exist between different members or groups who belong to the nation.
Generally, nationalism is used in a patriotic sense.