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identidad ciudadana

English translation: civic identity

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Spanish term or phrase:identidad ciudadana
English translation:civic identity
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15:07 Apr 2, 2009
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Art/Literary - Government / Politics / speech
Spanish term or phrase: identidad ciudadana
Hi all, I'm working on a conference, but I'll give a sample of the context: "Más allá de las obligaciones derivadas para cada una de las partes, la firma de ese documento supuso el reconocimiento expreso a la potencialidad que los Gobiernos Locales tienen en el marco de la iniciativa y que conjuga ámbitos tradicionales de la esfera local, como los reconocidos por el Informe del Grupo de Alto Nivel para la Alianza de Civilizaciones (educación, juventud, migraciones y, en menor medida, medios de comunicación) con otras cuestiones, no mencionadas en el citado informe y más novedosas en la gestión municipal moderna, como es el caso de la gestión de la diversidad religiosa en la ciudad y del espacio público, o la creciente importancia del concepto de **“identidad ciudadana”**."

This has nothing to do with citizenship on the passport ("Nationality" on EU passports, perhaps German "Staatsangehörigkeit" would express that better) but of the identity implied in belonging to, or residing in a city. Since I am often interpellated by Americans whenever this usage of "citizen" pops up (I suppose "city states" only come to mind in second place in US history), I am wondering whether there is a better solution.

TIA for any help.
Parrot
Spain
Local time: 14:35
civic identity
Explanation:
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www.coe.int/t/dg4/linguistic/Source/ChurchillEN.pdf
http://abs.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/40/5/620
http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=052...
http://www.diversityweb.org/DiversityDemocracy/vol11no2/inde...

Hope this helps! :)

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Yes, many great answers, and I'm glad they worked out for you! :)
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wordgirl
Italy
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Thanks to everybody. In this particular context, the etymology (from civitas) worked out, although further into the congress I'm certain I'll be using "urban" and "municipal" as well.
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Summary of answers provided
4 +3civic identitywordgirl
5urban idiosyncrasy
Rosa Paredes
4urban identity
Rod Brookes
4municipal identity
James A. Walsh
3civic identity
Lucy Williams


  

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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
civic identity


Explanation:
how about civic identity...to convey the connection to the city, a kind of sense of belonging?

Lucy Williams
Spain
Local time: 14:35
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23 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
municipal identity


Explanation:
in keeping with the theme of the text, as in, the mention of "gestión municipal moderna"...

Hth :)

James A. Walsh
Spain
Local time: 14:35
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45 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
urban identity


Explanation:
If I'm reading this right, ciudadana here is not to do with the discourse of civics and citizenship but rather urban change and identity :)

http://www.evropskemesto.cz/cms/index.php?Itemid=20&id=318&o...
http://portal.unesco.org/culture/es/ev.php-URL_ID=32086&URL_...

Rod Brookes
Spain
Local time: 14:35
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
urban idiosyncrasy


Explanation:
Suerte!

Rosa Paredes
Canada
Local time: 05:35
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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +3
civic identity


Explanation:
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Note added at 13 mins (2009-04-02 15:20:22 GMT)
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www.coe.int/t/dg4/linguistic/Source/ChurchillEN.pdf
http://abs.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/40/5/620
http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=052...
http://www.diversityweb.org/DiversityDemocracy/vol11no2/inde...

Hope this helps! :)

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Note added at 2 days22 hrs (2009-04-05 13:55:02 GMT) Post-grading
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Yes, many great answers, and I'm glad they worked out for you! :)

wordgirl
Italy
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks to everybody. In this particular context, the etymology (from civitas) worked out, although further into the congress I'm certain I'll be using "urban" and "municipal" as well.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  neilmac: nice :)
14 mins
  -> Thank ya, darlin'!

agree  Louise Souter
30 mins
  -> Thanks, Louise! :)

agree  Christina Courtright
2 hrs
  -> Thank you Christina! :)
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