Describe and list some specific individual rights under each of the three headings (Political, Civil and Social)

PIA EXERCISE SHEET 8

Describe and list some specific individual rights under each of the three headings (Political, Civil and Social)

 

Complete your work on a separate page. Please include with your answers: the wording of the question and the full bibliographic listing of the readings on this sheet. Remember that you should be spending 4 hours per week on independent study for each 20-credit module.

 

TASK 1: Reading and Note-Taking

 

1. Read: Cohen, M, 2010, ‘T.H. Marshall’s “Citizenship and Social Class”’, Dissent Magazine, 57(4): 81-85. (5 pages)

 

a. Write a half page (A4) summary of Marshall’s argument about why social rights are essential to aid individuals to fully enjoy their political civil rights. Explain Marshall’s reasoning.

 

b. Do the following based on the article and on your own reflections:

i. List some specific individual rights under each of the three headings (Political, Civil and Social). If you are having trouble thinking of specific rights, have a look at one or more of these documents: The UN Declaration of Human Rights (see the 30 articles); The UK Human Rights Act (1998); The American Bill of Rights; The French Declaration of the Rights of Men and Citizens (1789)

 

ii. Do you agree with TH Marshall that Social Rights are needed in order for citizens to enjoy their political and civil rights fully? Explain why or why not.

 

iii. Find a concrete example of how a lack of material resources or social rights could be said to impact on the ability of an individual to access full political or civil rights.

 

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