(di Giovanni Moro)
The starting point of this paper is that the recent changes in public life all over the world created a quite strange situation regarding citizenship.
We have, indeed, on the one hand a crisis of the traditional idea of citizenship in opposition to new social phenomena. On the other hand, we have new phenomena that have yet not been fully interpreted so to explain their various aspects and dimensions.
We could say, therefore, that in the field of citizenship there is a concept in search of its phenomenon, and a phenomenon in search of its concept.
This paper focuses on the second part of this paradoxical situation: that of new phenomena that are looking for an appropriate conceptualization. "Active Citizenship" is the term that will be proposed and discussed to address the problem. (cfr. Moro, 1998)