Issues of Citizenship of Indigenous Populations in Republican Rome

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Table of Contents Introduction 2 Indigenous populations in Republican Rome (ca. 500 BCE 31 BCE) 3 Citizenship in colonial era 4 IV Comparison and Contrast 5 Conclusion 7 References 8 Introduction The issues citizenship of indigenous populations in the Roman Republic and during the colonial era in Europe provides comprehensive information regarding how the indigenous populations were treated by Europeans. The right to get justice and to self-determine their politico-social life is the main issues that political philosophy is confronted with(Kabeer, 2002). The internationalization and globalization phenomenon has increased the debate on the issue as the indigenous population demands the rights that only citizenship status grants to individuals. Respect and rights are demanded by the indigenous populations and these are accompanied with obligations as well, that being argued by the nation states and expansionist regimes. Citizenship has been regarded as a humane word with plethora of rights and obligation associated to it. The Roman Republic is considered as a spearhead of democracy (North, 1990) and having clear jurisdictions of rights and obligations. The grant of full and half citizenship was nonetheless an important issue for the indigenous populations that were affected by the Roman expansion. The colonists also, for long enough time, did not grant equal rights to their subjects, the vast colonies of Africa, Americas, and Asia that colonists used to their economic
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