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According to The Citizenship debates by the term citizenship we must understand not only a bundle of formal rights but the entire mode of incorporation of individuals and groups into the society 251 Citizenship is important because it has become a legal status carrying with it rights to certain thingsperhaps immunities perhaps possessions perhaps expectationsavailable or available to many kinds of person for many kinds of reasons 37 My personal definition of citizenship is the right or freedom to express myself to vote and the freedom to anything as long as it is according to law To be a citizen anywhere you are part of a large community In order to define citizenship it is important to take into account social property economic political and human rights Social rights are membership into local communities and functional associations Property rights is not a right to possess property but a right to acquire it if you can and to protect it if you can get it 105 Max Weber defines economic citizenship as including certain social categories or class which have a specific communal or economic interest 43 Class citizenship is stratified in which there are greater citizens and lesser citizens entrepreneurs and manual laborers 43 Political rights gave potential power whose exercise demanded experience organization and a change of ideas as to the proper functions of government Marshall 107 As for human rights The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 states that all beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights independent of their race color national or ethnic origin One important similarity in all of these different rights is that each one is demanding respect
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