Friends, strangers or countrymen? The ties between citizens as colleagues

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Title: Friends, strangers or countrymen? The ties between citizens as colleagues
Authors: Honohan, Iseult
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Date: Mar-2001
Online since: 2013-05-24T11:10:44Z
Abstract: Some analogies are better than others for understanding the ties and responsibilities between citizens of a state. Citizens are better understood as particular kinds of colleagues than as either strangers or members of close-knit communities such as family or friends. Colleagues are diverse, separate and relatively distant individuals whose involuntary interdependence as equals in a practice or institution creates common concerns; this entails special responsibilities of communication, consideration and trust, which are capable of extension beyond the immediate group. Citizens likewise are involuntarily interdependent in political practices, and have comparable concerns and obligations that are more substantial than liberal advocates of constitutional patriotism recommend. But these are distinct from and potentially more extensible than those between co-nationals sharing a common culture, which are proposed by nationalists and some communitarians. The relationship of citizens is a more valid ground for associative obligations than others apart from family and friends.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Blackwell (Wiley)
Journal: Political Studies
Volume: 49
Issue: 1
Start page: 51
End page: 69
Copyright (published version): 2001, Political Studies Association
Keywords: CommunitiesCitizenshipPolitical obligation
DOI: 10.1111/1467-9248.00302
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
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