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Globalizing Citizenship

Since 9/11, national governments in the global North have struggled to govern populations and manage cross-border traffic without building new barriers to trade. What does citizenship mean in an era of heightened tension between global capitalism and the nation-state? Building on Foucault’s concept of biopolitics and an examination of national border and detention policies, Rygiel argues that citizenship is becoming a globalizing regime to govern mobility. The new regime is deepening boundaries based on race, class, and gender, and causing Western nations to embrace a more technocratic, depoliticized understanding of citizenship.

272 pages


Table of Contents

1          Introduction: Globalization, Security, and Citizenship

2          Citizenship in Crisis? Rethinking Citizenship as Government and Resistance

3          Globalizing Citizenship: Governing Global Mobility through Citizenship

4          Securitizing Citizenship: Citizenship as Biopolitics

5          Mobile Citizens and Systems of Surveillance: Border Controls as Technologies of Citizenship

6          (Un)Making Citizens and Abject Others: Detention Practices as Technologies of Citizenship

7          Conclusion: Towards a Politics of Citizenship as Resistance

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