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Responses to Citizenship First: The Case for compulsory civic service

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Citizenship First: The Case for compulsory civic service Service as a rite of passage 9th March 2009 There are three recurring discussions I have with taxi drivers as I travel around the country- the weather (usually grey), where I’m from (Wakefield) and the state of the youth of today (the top two solutions proposed by most drivers being national service or bringing back the birch!)

It was during such a journey that I considered the need for a third response to the ‘youth of today’; what is it that makes a young person a citizen and how can this be…

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