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Medborgarskap och inklusion: Vägen till ett mer inkluderande medborgarskap
Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]


Is it possible to create a more inclusive citizenship? The main objective of this essay is to explore the different possible ways of how to create a more inclusive society and citizenship based on the two principles of jus soli and jus sanguinis and how these principles are connected to the question of distributive justice. The method used is primarily a qualitative text analysis of academic literature. Theories in the field of political science such as theories of justice, theories of democracy- and citizenship have been implemented in the essay to achieve a more complete analysis of possible ways to create a more inclusive citizenship. The result of this research was that with inclusion follows exclusion and that it is impossible to create an inclusive citizenship from neither principles nor content. Citizenship is a human right according to The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Many theorists agree on that with citizenship there should also be freedom, rights and obligations. Therefore, a part of the study will examine how large a roll the state should play in terms of positive and negative freedom. To illustrate how the two priciples and the citizenship content can be used in real life, two contries will demonstrate how citizenship can be used in practice. The two contries are Sweden and the United States of America. The conclusion is that how to become a citizen and the question of justice are intimately connected, but that the puzzle of inclusion and exclusion can not be finally solved within the nation state.

Keywords: Citizenship, Inclusion, Jus Soli, Jus Sanguinis, Rights, Duties,


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 34 p.
Keyword [en]
Citizenship, inclusion, jus soli, jus sanguinis
Keyword [sv]
medborgarskap, inklusion, härstamningsprincipen, territorialprincipen
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Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-28581OAI: diva2:839855
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Political Science
Available from: 2015-08-17 Created: 2015-07-06 Last updated: 2015-08-17Bibliographically approved

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