By Trevor Desmoyers-Davis
Citizenship is a brand new topic, combining a tutorial and a pragmatic method of the individual’s function locally. the purpose of citizenship is to motivate either a better knowledge of, and a extra energetic participation in, social and political concerns, at neighborhood, nationwide and overseas degrees. this article relies at the present AQA AS Social Sciences: Citizenship’s specification, yet can be used because the foundation for research of the topic at a number of degrees. The process followed is a mix of educational fabric, supplying a valid foundation for learn of the theories and constructions with which scholars might be favourite, supported and constructed by way of a sequence of useful workouts, tasks and exam variety questions. those were designed not to purely enhance the scholars’ wisdom and figuring out of the topic, yet also will supply academics with assistance as to how key talents will be approached via this subject. the subject material has been divided into 3 sections, every one of which corresponds to at least one of the AQA AS point Modules. for college students who're no longer following this actual specification, each one person part will offer an creation to their function in the nation, the political approach and the way society operates. each one also will provide a chance to enhance talents in powerful verbal exchange, challenge fixing and dealing with others. in the event you don't cross directly to take a seat an exam at AS point, different matters that experience shut hyperlinks with this topic are legislation, govt and Politics and Sociology.
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However, much of this wealth was not invested but was paid in the form of bonuses, dividends or large salaries for a minority of ‘fat cat’ executives. Undoubtedly for some citizens, this was a time of unprecedented wealth creation. For others, however, it was a time characterised by increasing unemployment, increasing poverty and an increasing sense of disaffection with society. With an increasing number of disaffected citizens, society was becoming divided between those citizens who were empowered and included within society, and citizens that were becoming impoverished and facing social exclusion.
24 The Relationship Between the Role of the State and Citizenship Privatisation A monopoly is when there is only one supplier of a service. Prior to the Conservative years (1979), many services were a state controlled monopoly. A free market economy, with its emphasis upon the forces of supply and demand, cannot co-exist with monopolies. These state run monopolies were also seen within the context of increases in the role of the state, increases in the size of an inefficient public sector, increases in public spending and increases in the size and power of the bureaucracy.
One policy which tackled at a stroke all of these problems for the free market was that of privatisation. Privatisation can take a number of forms. These range from the less obvious contracting of service provision to and the leasing of assets from the private sector, to the more publicised sale, through stock market flotations, of state owned and controlled assets. According to the advertising of the time, this form of ‘popular capitalism’, through the flotation of assets, which included the utilities of gas, water and electricity, plus the rail, coal and steel industries, plus British Telecom and British Airways, would allow citizens to become increasingly empowered through the purchase of shares in these industries.
Citizenship in Modern Britain by Trevor Desmoyers-Davis