Readership: Anyone interested in topical issues of citizenship. Students of politics and general readers with an interest in politics and the global community.
Richard Bellamy, Professor of Political Science, and Director of the School of Public Policy, University College London
"Citizenship is a vast subject for a short introduction, but Richard Bellamy has risen to the challenge with aplomb." - Mark Garnett, TLS
"[Bellamy] advances a distinct and provocative view of citizenship." - Mark Garnett, TLS
"One can only hope that well-argued...tracts like this will remind govenments and voters that citizenship involves duties as well as rights." - Mark Garnett, TLS
1: What is citizenship, and why does it matter?
2: Theories of citizenship and their history
3: Membership and belonging
4: Rights and the right to have rights
5: Democracy and participation
References and Further Reading
Author Richard Bellamy introduces 'Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction' in this 'Meet the Author' video Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction - a reading guide