Publication: Insurgent citizenship and its unfoldings in the ocupe o cocó initiative
The understanding of citizenship runs through the centuries and changes as civilizations change. Greeks and Romans of antiquity already questioned the relationship between State and Nation (Miraftab, 2012), shaping the bases for a structuring of what is now understood as Social Contract. This concept, created at the end of the seventeenth century, emerged in the period of transition from the medieval regime to the modern democratic regime, from the replacement of social control exercised by feudal kings and lords, by a society in which its citizens abdicate the individual freedoms in exchange for representation and equal treatment before the law. These new relations of the individual with society presuppose that the State grants and guarantees rights from the consensus of the Nation that makes it legitimate, in contrast, affiliated citizens agree with a set of duties and obligations (Miraftab, 2012).
Book of proceedings: Annual AESOP Congress, Spaces of Dialog for Places of Dignity, Lisbon, 11-14th July, 2017
All rights reserved