In an era where tyranny and the threats to democracy are on the rise, and where, in the Western world, the will of the people has lead us to Brexit and Donald Trump, the place of the citizen has never been more important. The meaning of modern 'citizenship', whether defined in a legal, political or social sense, is varied, problematic and contested; and it has been shaped inescapably by the legacy of the past, within New Zealand and beyond. Ranging from ancient Greece to New Zealand today, this collection of essays asks: Who is The Citizen? What are his rights? And what are her duties?