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Subject Description

Conception of the relationship of the individual to the government; territorial versus kinship affiliation; distinctions between citizens and residents, and between different categories of citizens; rights, duties, privileges, powers, and liabilities of the citizen or subject (e.g., civil liberties, franchise, liability to military service); acquisition of citizenship (e.g., naturalization); loss of citizenship (e.g., through serious crime); notions of civic virtues; etc.

The scope note was revised in 2005.

Government institutions

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