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Citizenship in Times of Turmoil? Theory, Practice, and Policy

Research output: Book/ReportEdited book

Original languageEnglish
Publisher or commissioning bodyEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages249
DateAccepted/In press - 2019


Citizenship in Times of Turmoil? Theory, Practice, and Policy looks at contemporary issues of British citizenship tracing these over the long duration of history. It integrates the social aspects of citizenship with the legal elements of it and includes ideas of identity and belonging. The contributors, all renowned lawyers and academics, challenge the view that there are immutable values and enduring rights associated with citizenship status. The book looks critically at the conceptual contours and content of British citizenship at all times and questions the premise that it only retracts in times of turmoil from full membership in society. The book is presented in three parts tracing the life cycle of the citizenship process through its various stages. It looks at the making British citizens, the holding of British citizenship and its associated rights and the loss of British citizenship with accompanying immigration controls.

    Research areas

  • Citizenship, Nationality, Immigration, Brexit


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