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

Devyani Prabhat, Bridget Byrne, Solange Valdez-Symonds , David Smith , Alison Harvey , Patricia Mindus , Thom Brooks , Colin Yeo , Fiona Bawdon , Christopher Bertram

Research output: Book/ReportEdited book


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.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages249
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Structured keywords

  • Centre for International Law
  • Centre for Law and History Research
  • Centre for Law at Work
  • LAW Brexit
  • Human Rights Implementation Centre
  • Centre for Health, Law and Society


  • Citizenship
  • Nationality
  • Immigration
  • Brexit


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