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Citizenship and Security

The Constitution of Political Being, 1st Edition

Edited by Xavier Guillaume, Jef Huysmans


236 pages | 5 B/W Illus.

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This book engages the intense relationship between citizenship and security in modern politics. It focuses on questions of citizenship in security analysis in order to critically evaluate how political being is and can be constituted in relation to securitising practices.

In light of contemporary issues and events such as human rights regimes, terrorism, identity control, commercialisation of security, diaspora, and border policies, this book addresses a citizenship deficit in security studies. The chapters introduce several key political themes that characterise the interplays between citizenship and security: changes in citizenship regimes, the renewed insecurity of citizenship-state relations, the emerging ways by which the political and national communities are crafted, and the ways democratic societies and regimes react in times of insecurity. Approaching citizenship as both a governmental practice and a resource of political contestation, the book aims to highlight what political challenges and contestations are created in situations where security intensely meets citizenship today.

This book will be of interest to scholars of security studies and security politics, citizenship studies, and international relations.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Security and Citizenship Xavier Guillaume and Jef Huysmans 2. Citizenship and Securitising: Interstitial Politics Jef Huysmans and Xavier Guillaume Part I: Changing Citizenship Regimes 3. Liberating Irregularity: No Borders, Temporality, Citizenship Peter Nyers 4. Two Regimes of Rights? Engin F. Isin 5. Toward Global Citizenship Practice? Antje Wiener Part II: Insecure State-Citizen Relations 6. Marketing Security Matters: Undermining De-Securitizazion through Acts of Citizenship Anna Leander 7. The Possible and Legitimate: Security and the Individualization of Citizenship Practices Ákos Kopper 8. Internal Control and Claims of Rights: Undocumented Immigrants and Local Politics Flora Burchianti Part III: Crafting Political Community and Nationalism 9. Diasporas, Security, Citizenship Francesco Ragazzi 10. Curbing Marriages of Convenience? Female Labour Migrants from Post-Socialist Countries, Patriarchal Domination, and the 2003 Biopolitical Securitization of Turkish Citizenship Sandrine Berteaux and Fırat Bozçalı 11. Recrafting Political Community Angharad Closs Stephens Part IV: Democracy in Action in Times of Insecurity 12. The Right to Protect and the Right to Protection, and How Democracies balance them Yagil Levy 13. Muslims’ Integration in Switzerland: Securitizing Citizenship, Weakening Democracy? Matteo Gianni

About the Editors

Xavier Guillaume is Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Jef Huysmans is Professor of Security Studies in the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the Open University in Milton Keynes, UK.

About the Series

PRIO New Security Studies

The aim of this book series is to gather state-of-the-art theoretical reflection and empirical research into a core set of volumes that respond vigorously and dynamically to  new challenges to security studies scholarship. This series is now being published under the title Routledge New Security Studies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General