Community Citizens

Those who believe that it is necessary for schools to teach civics and civility that raise your hand again. Etymologically the civic comes from the latin word Civis meaning citizen. Civility is the behavior itself or characteristic of citizens through which we can demonstrate respect for the rights not only of others, but also and most importantly, ourselves. Civility is not another thing that set of qualities that allow citizens to live peacefully together in community. It will be then that communities need civic education to live in peace? Liberalism has given special importance to the concept of citizenship due to the crucial role that the citizen must play in liberal democracies to preserve the civil and social rights such as education or health protection. It is commonly accepted that the State must protect individual freedoms, civil, political and social rights. Some scholars of century identified that you model of State of representative democracy intrinsic brings a great inconvenience to divide citizens into two classes: a few politically active, politicians, activists of parties or social movements and others, with little or no political involvement. In my view this passivity citizen is increased with development and capitalism and the consumer society that fosters individualism and where the priority is our own interests and where it is difficult not to say impossible to unite efforts environment to common projects.

All the theories of contemporary political philosophy agree on display as a basic aspect: the citizen must take responsibility of their role, their functions and their obligations with the community which is part. Both communitarianism and republicanism, two of the most important theories of political philosophy, advocated by retrieving the Greek model of the polis, i.e., of a more communitarian society.