|Editor||Ross, A. (ed) Citizenship Education in Society|
In the Hungarian transition from post-socialist state to market economy competition has become a key concept. It quickly became part of everyday life, and is now deeply rooted in the field of education. There was a quick rewriting of views about competition, capitalism and the market economy, from attitudinal, values and conceptual perspectives. Who can be a good citizen in a transitional society like this? For Stephens the notion of good citizenship requires consciousness and responsibility; a good citizen is ‘punctual, reliable, trustworthy, and mindful of rules and laws, caring about the public realm, considerate of strangers, keeping it nice for others’. If these traits are not rewarded by government they may disappear.