1st Edition

Citizenship and Security The Constitution of Political Being

Edited By Xavier Guillaume, Jef Huysmans Copyright 2013
    248 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    248 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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.