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A Bibliographic Review on the Meaning of Citizenship

It is no accident that the question of citizenship is intimately connected with the question of meaning. For Aristotle and the ancient Greeks, citizenship is synonymous with human flourishing. To be a citizen means to live the good life. Indeed, asking what it means to be a citizen is to ask the questions at the heart of human existence: Who am I? To what communities do I belong? To whom do I owe my loyalty? How am I to live my life?

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