Lord David Alton brings together a collection of speeches from leading figures in public life on the subject of citizenship.
In his new role as Professor of Citizenship at John Moores University, Liverpool, Lord David Alton has collected the speeches of many eminent visiting speakers covering a wide range of issues.
The speakers discuss the dignity of the individual, the rights and responsibilities of citizens, solving social problems, education and the role of government. They also speak of the values held by individuals and communities, including Christian beliefs and spirituality.
• Dame Shirley Williams
• Martin Bell, MP
• Ann Widdecombe, MP
• Stephen Dorrell, MP
• Chief Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks
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"I believe the time has come to think a little less about the State, and a little more about society and community; about identity and belonging; about fidelity and trust; about mutual responsibility; about institutions like the family; and about freedom, not as the liberty to do what we like, but as a shared moral enterprise through which we work together to achieve what benefits all."
CHIEF RABBI JONATHAN SACKS
In 'Citizen 21' major figures in public life speak out on the live issue of citizenship in a remarkable collection of speeches compiled by Lord David Alton.
Contributors include newscaster Martyn Lewis, politicians Jack Straw, Dame Shirley Williams, David Blunkett, Martin Bell, Frank Field, Ann Widdecombe; Irish president Mary McAleese, and Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.
Citizenship is the buzz-word of our times and the subject is now included in the National Curriculum. The questions raised need urgent answers. What are the values and beliefs that undergird our thinking on the role of the individual in society? 'Citizen 21' explores rights and responsibilities, the solving of social problems, education and the role of government.About the Author:
Lord David Alton, formerly a constituency MP in Liverpool, is recognised for his championing of many social issues and his concern for human rights. He is now Professor of Citizenship at John Moores University, Liverpool, and is the author a number of previous books.
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Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002740680