This book considers citizenship not as a right (although it is that) but in political terms. To be a citizen in America requires meeting a set of criteria that vary over time; depending on multiple factors. These criteria can be either acquired or natural. This understanding is contrasted to several standard understandings of America: Hartzian liberalism; the frontier thesis; American exceptionalism; civic republicanism; communitarianism and the minimalist thesis of Judith Shklar.
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