Class and Democratic Citizenship

T.H. Marshall, in “Citizenship and Social Class”:

Is it still true that basic equality, when enriched in substance and embodied in the formal rights of citizenship is consistent with the inequalities of social class? I shall suggest that our society to-day assumes that the two are still compatible,  so much so that citizenship has itself become, in certain respect, the architect of legitimate social inequality.

Shawn Gude

Shawn Gude is a writer, graduate student, activist, and assistant editor at Jacobin. His intellectual influences include Chantal Mouffe, Michael Harrington, and Ella Baker. Contact him at or on Twitter @shawngude.

Comments are closed.