States Academic Press
Sociology - Sociology
A philosophy that advocates that members of charitable organizations, companies, or nation-states have certain roles and responsibilities to society and the environment is referred to as active citizenship. It can be sighted as an articulation of the debate over rights versus responsibilities. There are two complementary aspects of citizenship: citizenship rights and active citizenship. Individual freedoms, political, civil, social, and economic rights are part of citizenship rights while active citizenship includes civic responsibility, campaigning, taking action against injustice, and holding the government accountable. The inference is that an active citizen is one who fulfills both their rights and responsibilities in a balanced way. The book studies, analyses and upholds the pillars of active citizenship and its utmost significance in modern times. It picks up individual topics and explains their need and contribution in the context of a growing economy. For all readers who are interested in active citizenship, the case studies included in this book will serve as an excellent guide to develop a comprehensive understanding.