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How imperial hopes for the Commonwealth led to British citizenship being redefined along racial lines

Patel, Ian (2021) How imperial hopes for the Commonwealth led to British citizenship being redefined along racial lines. British Politics and Policy at LSE (20 May 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In a series of post-war immigration laws, Britain’s colonial and Commonwealth citizens from the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa were renamed immigrants. In the late 1960s, British officials drew upon an imperial vision of the world to contain what they saw as a vast immigration ‘crisis’ involving British citizens, passing legislation to block their entry, explains Ian Sanjay Patel.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: Sociology
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2021 15:27
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2021 23:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111377

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