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Quasi-citizenship as a category of practice: analyzing engagement with Russia’s Compatriot policy in Crimea

Knott, Eleanor ORCID: 0000-0002-9131-3939 (2017) Quasi-citizenship as a category of practice: analyzing engagement with Russia’s Compatriot policy in Crimea. Citizenship Studies, 21 (1). pp. 116-135. ISSN 1362-1025

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Identification Number: 10.1080/13621025.2016.1252714

Abstract

This article analyzes engagement with Russias Compatriot policy, as an example of ethnizenship-type of quasi-citizenship, in Crimea, as the most likely case of Compatriot engagement. The article focuses on unpacking the lived experience of Compatriot identification and engagement and the rationale for this engagement. The article finds a narrow and niche engagement with the Compatriot policy in Crimea where only the most politicized and discriminated individuals, alongside beneficiaries of the Compatriot policy, identify as Compatriots. However, the article also finds dissatisfaction with the Compatriot policy because it fails to offer the kind of status, and rights and benefits, of full citizenship. Thus, while citizenship might be becoming fractured, via quasi-citizenship policies, citizenship remains the key point of entry to the kin-state. Focusing on the lived experience of quasi-citizenship, and examining quasi-citizenship as a category of practice, is crucial for developing understanding of the social and political impacts of quasi-citizenship policies.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ccst20/current
Additional Information: © 2016 Taylor & Francis
Divisions: Methodology
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Departments > Methodology
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2016 10:10
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2019 02:26
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/68287

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