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Thesaurus search results for 'CITIZENS': 14 results found.


Scope Note: Statistical term used narrowly to refer to individuals deemed to be legal members of a nation-state or regional government entity (e.g. EU) and hold all rights and responsibilities associated within that status.

CITIZENSHIP (Search for related entries in the library)

Scope Note: A formal relationship between an individual and a nation-state outlining some balance of individual rights and responsibilities which is dependent on historical and political context. Emergent concepts are based on human rights.



Scope Note: Either the economic requirements of citizenship (such as those associated with classes of immigrants) or the economic conditions experienced by individuals that either allow for or prohibit full participation in all aspects of citizenship.



Scope Note: A term that views citizenship as extending beyond the boundaries of the nation-state to a global level. This is particularly relevant for environmental groups.




Scope Note: Formal citizenship granted by nation states normally to those born in within a country and legal permanent residents who fulfill specified criteria.

NON-CITIZENS (Search for related entries in the library)

Scope Note: Individuals not legally considered to be members of a particular nation-state.

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