New Citizens, New Rights

  title={New Citizens, New Rights},
  author={W. V. Flores},
  journal={Latin American Perspectives},
  pages={295 - 308}
  • W. V. Flores
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • Latin American Perspectives
  • Traditional theories of citizenship often link membership and rights, with one defining the other. Thus, becoming a citizen entitles the new member of society to a certain set of rights-civic, political, and social-that are generally unavailable to noncitizens (Turner, 1993). As has that of other democratic societies, U.S. history has been marked by the efforts of excluded groups to obtain full membership in society. While the incorporation of new citizens into the polity may temporarily… CONTINUE READING
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