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The idea of citizenship in the Latin American debate

Sojo, Carlos
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CEPAL Review
p. 25-37
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CEPAL Review   No.76
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This article looks at some of the most significant

contributions to the contemporary Latin American debate

on citizenship. The subject has taken on central importance

in the justification of public policy throughout the continent,

chiefly because it allows the approach taken to the social

question to be based on active integration of economic, social

and cultural phenomena, and makes it possible to address

aspects of life in society -such as gender, ethnic and

environmental conflicts- that pose major challenges for

political regimes and for economic stability. Following an

introductory section, the article reviews the conceptual

underpinnings of sociological thinking about citizenship,

examines the implications of globalization for the analysis

and identification of problems associated with citizenship,

summarizes some Latin American contributions that have

helped to expand the explanatory capabilities and practical

usefulness of the concept and, lastly, offers some final


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p. 25-37
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X/C 22(76/2002)
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Includes bibliography
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