Citizenship: Participation by the Few, For the Many
Springstead, Robert D.
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Citizenship has been a topic for many great theorists such as Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Hobbes, Locke, Marx, Rousseau, McWilliams, Mill and many others too numerous to mention. This senior project focuses on many of these authors as well as others, in an attempt to construct a model citizen. There are many bridges to cross before such a model can be constructed. The road to the model citizen will require brief glimpses at vast subjects including what a democracy is, what forms of representation are evident in our society, the different levels and concepts of participation, and a host of others. The point of this project is three-fold. One goal is to develop an ideal citizen. The second goal is to look at data about political activities and see if the citizens of the United States live up to the ideals of my citizen. The third area to be covered concerns recommendations to help the United States have more and better participation.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email email@example.com to request access to this SIP.