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Citizens Without Frontiers

Isin, Engin F. (2012). Citizens Without Frontiers. London: Continuum.

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Abstract

lawyers and managers move as professionals through distinct but overlapping fields (of expertise, knowledge, and competence) that traverse national borders. (Sans-frontiérisme has become their shibboleth.) Yet, when people move across these borders as citizens, unless authorized, they are treated as trespassers and their bodies are caught in border regimes that constitute them as migrants, refugees, or aliens. (Sans-papierisme has become their slogan.) There is a widening gap between those who can act across borders and those who remain confined within them. Cosmopolitanism or universalism have sought to close this gap but so far neither has identified a field in which citizens can act. This may be the end of citizenship. If not, what prospects can there possibly be for citizens without frontiers?

Item Type: Authored Book
Copyright Holders: 2012 Engin Isin
ISBN: 1-4411-1605-2, 978-1-4411-1605-5
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 32793
Depositing User: Engin F. Isin
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2012 15:49
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 13:46
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/32793
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