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By Benjamin N. Lawrance,Jacqueline Stevens

Citizenship is usually assumed to be a simple issue—either one has it or one doesn't. in spite of the fact that, because the members to Citizenship in Question reveal, citizenship isn't really self-evident; it emerges from usually imprecise written documents and is interpreted via ambiguous and dynamic legislation. In case reports that study the criminal boundaries to citizenship rights in over twenty nations, the members discover how states use evidentiary necessities to create and police citizenship, frequently in accordance with fictions of racial, ethnic, classification, and non secular changes. even if interpreting the us’ deportation of its personal voters, the selective use of DNA assessments and mystery leads to Thailand, or legislation that experience stripped complete populations of citizenship, the individuals emphasize the political, mental, and private influence of citizenship guidelines. Citizenship in Question incites students to revisit long-standing political theories and debates approximately nationality, unfastened flow, and immigration premised at the assumption of transparent demarcations among voters and noncitizens.
Contributors. Alfred Babo, Jacqueline Bhabha, Jacqueline box, Amanda Flaim, Sara L. Friedman, Daniel Kanstroom, Benjamin N. Lawrance, Beatrice McKenzie, Polly J. fee, Rachel E. Rosenbloom, Kim Rubenstein, Kamal Sadiq, Jacqueline Stevens, Margaret D. Stock

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