This book dealing directly with the historical development of modern citizenship and its social and political consequences, offers a distinctive interpretation and critique of T.H. Marshall's theory, and makes a modest contribution to the debate generated by Marshall. Structured analytically, the book introduces the reader to all the facets of citizenship. These are illustrated by reference both to a broad range of theoretical writings from Aristotle to the present day, and to the actual provisions of the status of citizenship in a number of countries. The volume explores, in addition, a diverse range of pressing issues, including the differences between the civic republican and liberal styles of citizenship; the origins and current relationship between citizenship and nationality and the issue of multiculturalism; the problems experienced by `second-class' citizens; the concept of `multiple citizenship' including the status of EU citizenship; the changing definition of `world citizenship' in a globalising world and the role of education creating citizens.