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‘Citizen of the world’? think again: British citizenship after Brexit

Grant, Matthew (2016) ‘Citizen of the world’? think again: British citizenship after Brexit. Democratic Audit Blog (21 Nov 2016). Website.

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National identity is fundamental to citizenship, Theresa May told Conservatives in October, and self-styled ‘citizens of the world’ are deluding themselves. Matthew Grant traces how British citizenship has been endlessly redefined for political purposes since the second world war – first becoming associated with whiteness, and now with the non-European. The scope of what constitutes ‘belonging’ is shrinking.

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Additional Information: © 2016 Democratic Audit UK © CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2017 14:23
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 21:23

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