Civic Republicanism, Citizenship and Education

Hinchliffe, Geoffrey (2018) Civic Republicanism, Citizenship and Education. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Citizenship and Education. Springer, pp. 1-13.

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This chapter provides a brief introduction to civic republicanism, providing a historical overview, focussing on authors who have worked on modern republicanism in the last thirty years. It shows why liberty is the cornerstone of republican theory and discusses two types of liberty – liberty as non-domination and participative liberty. Following on from this it sets out the differences between instrumentalist republicanism and intrinsic republicanism. Further issues are also discussed, including the nature of sovereignty and the relation between a republican polity and the nation state. In the final section the implications for civic education are considered. In a discussion of civic education in England as an illustrative case it is suggested that there is a communitarian bias, although the programme of civic education in the national curriculum also has features that are welcome to civic republicans. Finally, it is proposed that central to civic education, from a republican perspective, is the need for a clear narrative of liberty which has both a historical and a contemporary dimension.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning

Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Research in Higher Education and Society
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