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Spanning tussen participatie en gehoorzaamheid : een vergelijkend onderzoek naar de burgerschapsvisies van Nederlandse en Engelse overheden en scholen

Meerveld, Jan van (2010) Spanning tussen participatie en gehoorzaamheid : een vergelijkend onderzoek naar de burgerschapsvisies van Nederlandse en Engelse overheden en scholen.

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Abstract:This bachelor assignment reports on the different opinions of citizenship in the Netherlands and England in the field of national government and secondary schools. Based on theoretical literature and research in both the Netherlands and England, a theoretical framework is set up. Key concepts in this are the citizenship concepts of Van Gunsteren and the work of Esping-Andersen on welfare states. Three main citizenship views are distinguisthed: the liberal, the neorepublican and the communitarian view, likewise three main welfare state regimes are distinguishable: the liberal, the corporatist and the social-democratic welfare state. Shown is that citizenship views and welfare state regimes are connected in many ways. With the theoretical framework, a classification scheme is set up with terms referring to a specific view on citizenship. After this, documents from governments and schools are examined to distinguish their citizenship views. The analysis shows that there are differences between the Netherlands and Engeland. Whereas the English policy on citizenship can be described as quite coherent, this cannot be said of the Dutch situation. Analysis also shows that these diffences have consequences on citizenship education on schools. Concluding can be said that both England's government and schools can be described as having a mainly liberal vision on citizenship, in line with expectations. The Dutch government appears to have a mainly communitarist approach, in spite of her used discourse. Dutch schools nevertheless seems to have a liberal view on citizenship. This assignment ends with an interpretation of the conclusions, and with some recommendations for better understanding and using the concept of citizenship.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Business Administration BSc (56834)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/60705
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