Unmaking citizens: passport removals, pre-emptive policing and the reimagining of colonial governmentalities

Kapoor, Nisha and Narkowicz, Kasia ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3733-922X (2019) Unmaking citizens: passport removals, pre-emptive policing and the reimagining of colonial governmentalities. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 42 (16) . pp. 45-62. ISSN 0141-9870 [Article] (doi:10.1080/01419870.2017.1411965)

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With the intensifying securitization of Western borders in the global War on Terror citizenship rights are increasingly fragile. Measures introduced by the British government to deal with the terrorist threat at home include citizenship deprivation, temporary exclusion orders as well as passport removals. Whilst citizenship deprivation has provoked critique for its potential violations of international human rights conventions on statelessness, cancellations of passports have not been subjected to the same kind of critique. Drawing on recent debates and interview data we demonstrate the alignment of citizenship deprivation and passport removals and conclude that these measures serve the same goal: of unmaking citizens. In this paper, we discuss findings from novel empirical research with individuals who have been removed of their British passports to illuminate the racialized dynamics of this process and the reconfiguration of racial governmentalities.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 30910
Notes on copyright: © 2018 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Depositing User: Kasia Narkowicz
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2020 10:45
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2022 17:57
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/30910

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