Citizenship in Times of Turmoil? Theory, Practice and Policy
Edited by Devyani Prabhat, Reader in Law, University of Bristol, UK
ISBN: 978 1 78811 920 7
eISBN: 978 1 78811 921 4
This innovative book considers the evolution of the contemporary issues surrounding British citizenship, integrating the social aspects and ideas of identity and belonging alongside its legal elements. With contributions from renowned lawyers and academics, it challenges the view that there are immutable values and enduring rights associated with citizenship status.
The book is organised into three thematic parts. Expert contributors trace the life cycle of the citizenship process, focusing on becoming a British citizen, retaining this citizenship with its associated rights, and the potential loss of citizenship owing to immigration controls. Through a critical examination of the concepts and content of British citizenship, the premise that citizenship retracts from full membership in society in times of turmoil is questioned.
Wide-ranging and interdisciplinary, Citizenship in Times of Turmoil? will be a key resource for scholars and students working within the fields of migration, citizenship and immigration law. Including details of legal practice, it will also be of benefit to practitioners.
Part I MAKING BRITISH CITIZENS
1. Discrimination in British Nationality law
2. The Life in the UK Citizenship Test and the Urgent Need for Its Reform
3. Naturalisation and becoming a citizen in the UK
4. Children’s Pathways to British Citizenship
Part II HOLDING BRITISH CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION CONTROLS
5. Citizenship, semi-citizenship and the hostile environment: the performativity of bordering practices
6. The Immigration Act 2014 and the Right to Rent
Part III LOSING BRITISH CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION CONTROLS
7. The rise of modern banishment: deprivation and nullification of British citizenship
8. A Constitutional Eyesore After Brexit: EU Citizenship and British Nationality
9. Remember when ‘Windrush’ was still just the name of a ship?
10. The Blurred Lines of British Citizenship and Immigration Control: The Ordinary and the Exceptional
F. Bawdon, C. Bertram, T. Brooks, B. Byrne, A. Harvey, P. Mindus, D. Prabhat, D. Smith, S. Valdez-Symonds, C. Yeo