Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship (CBC Massey Lectures) by Adrienne Clarkson

By Adrienne Clarkson

By no means has the area skilled higher circulation of peoples from one kingdom to a different, from one continent to a different. those seismic shifts in inhabitants have caused large demanding situations for all societies. during this year’s Massey Lectures, Canada’s twenty-sixth Governor common and bestselling writer Adrienne Clarkson argues experience of belonging is an important mediation among somebody and a society. She masterfully chronicles the evolution of citizenship in the course of the a while: from the genesis of the assumption of the citizen in historical Greece, to the medieval constructions of guilds and sophistication; from the innovative interval which gave beginning to the trendy geographical region, to present-day citizenship in response to shared values, consensus, and pluralism. Clarkson areas specific emphasis at the Canadian version, which promotes immigration, parliamentary democracy, and the guideline of legislations, and the 1st countries circle, which embodies notions of growth and equality. She concludes through having a look ahead, utilizing the Bhutanese instance of Gross nationwide Happiness to figure out how we degree up at the present time and the way a ways we need to visit carry into being the citizen, and the society, of tomorrow.
About the Author
Adrienne Clarkson turned Canada's twenty-sixth Governor common in 1999 and served until eventually September 2005. She is the bestselling writer of center concerns: A Memoir, Room for we all: miraculous tales of Loss and Transformation, and nice Canadian Lives: Norman Bethune. In her multi-faceted profession as an comprehensive broadcaster and distinct public servant, she has obtained a variety of prestigious awards and honorary levels in Canada and in a foreign country. In 2005, she co-founded the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. In 2006, she confirmed the Clarkson Cup, that's now the championship trophy for the Canadian Women's Hockey League. In 2007, she used to be appointed Colonel-in-Chief for Princess Patricia's Canadian gentle Infantry. A Privy Councillor and spouse of the Order of Canada, she lives in Toronto.

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An annual quota for each category was set by the government and operated on a first come, first served basis. The original annual quota for Categories A and B was 20,800 and for Category C it was 10,000. Category C was variable and could be changed according to the needs of the British economy. • Dependants had a right of entry. Dependants were defined in the Act as the wives and children under the age of 16 of primary immigrants (see Chapter 5 for more on this). • Immigrants could be refused admission if they had been convicted of a crime which was subject to extradition, were considered by the Home Secretary to pose a national security risk, or were judged by a 30 Citizenship and Belonging medical inspector to be suffering from a mental disorder or to be a public health risk (this last point is discussed in Chapter 6).

83 Whilst this assessment is broadly correct, there was also criticism from outside liberal circles: for example, Auberan Waugh wrote in The Spectator that CIA 1968 was ‘one of the most immoral pieces of legislation to have emerged from any British Parliament’. 84 CIA 1968 was the final nail in the coffin of the rhetoric of Civis Britannicus sum, which had sounded increasingly hollow since 1962 in any case. Within the category of CUKC there were now two distinct statuses, one with the right of entry to the United Kingdom, one without.

The governments of West African territories have taken special steps to hinder the issue of passports and travel documents to men not known to follow regular employment and whose financial position is not sound. In those colonial territories from which most of the coloured immigrants come publicity has been given to the fact that accommodation over here is hard to find and unskilled workers have difficulty in getting employment. 18 If the creation of administrative obstacles reveals the Government’s desire to impede and limit colonial immigration, the question arises why restrictive legislation was not passed until 1962.

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