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The partialization (and parcelization) of citizenship?

Knott, Eleanor ORCID: 0000-0002-9131-3939 (2022) The partialization (and parcelization) of citizenship? Citizenship Studies, 26 (4-5). 539 - 549. ISSN 1362-1025

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Identification Number: 10.1080/13621025.2022.2091237


In 2016, Turner argued that ‘we are all denizens now’. Taking this argument and the proliferation of quasi-citizenship as a starting point, this article argues that such an argument masks the enduring importance and exclusionary power of citizenship. This article considers quasi-citizenship as a more precarious and less secure status than citizenship, but less precarious and more secure status than non-citizenship. Taking the UK EU Settlement Scheme as a case-study, the article exposes the realities of quasi-citizenship as an intermediary status that seeks to exclude migrants from citizenship. Overall, the article argues that expanding quasi-citizenship policies suggest 1) the weakening of citizenship as a status, via offering increasingly lesser and fewer rights (partialization), 2) the hardening borders of citizenship, and 3) the parcelization of citizenship, with the gulf of differentiation increasing between those who have secure access to the rights and status of full citizenship and those who do not.

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Divisions: Methodology
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2022 11:21
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2022 23:18

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