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- DescriptionStates define who their citizens are and exert control over their life and movements. But how does such power persist in a global world where people, ideas, and products constantly cross the borders of what the states see as their sovereign territory? This groundbreaking work sets to examine and interprets such challenges to offer a new way of thinking about citizenship. Abandoning the sovereignty principle, it develops a new image of citizenship using the connectedness principle. To do so, it interprets acts of citizenship by following activist citizens across the world through case studies, from Wikileaks and the Gaza flotilla to China's virtual world and Darfur. Written by a leader in the field, this accessible and original work imagines citizens without frontiers as a politics without community and belonging, inclusion without exclusion, where the frontier becomes a form of otherness that citizens erase or create. This unique work brings forth a new and creative way to approach citizenship beyond boundaries that will appeal to anyone studying citizenship, social movements, and migration.
- Author BiographyEngin F. Isin holds a Chair in Citizenship and is Professor of Politics in Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the Faculty of Social Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK. He was director (2007-2009) of the Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (UK) and is the author of Cities Without Citizens (1992), Citizenship and Identity with Patricia Wood (1999) and Being Political (2002).
- Author(s)Engin F. Isin
- PublisherContinuum Publishing Corporation
- Date of Publication20/12/2012
- SubjectPolitics: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintContinuum Publishing Corporation
- Weight502 g
- Width153 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine23 mm
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