The Human Right to Citizenship

The Human Right to Citizenship provides an accessible overview of citizenship around the globe, focusing on empirical cases of denied or weakened legal rights. This wide-ranging volume provides a theoretical framework to understand the particular ambiguities, paradoxes, and evolutions of citizenship regimes in the twenty-first century.

The Human Right to Citizenship
A Slippery Concept

Edited by Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann and Margaret Walton-Roberts

2015 | 328 pages | Cloth $65.00
Law | Political Science
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Table of Contents

Introduction. The Human Right to Citizenship
—Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann

PART I. THE LEGAL CONTEXT
Chapter 1. Human Rights of Noncitizens
—David Weissbrodt
Chapter 2. Statelessness: A Matter of Human Rights
—Kristy A. Belton

PART II. GROUP STATLESSNESS
Chapter 3. The Palestinian People: Ambiguities of Citizenship
—Michal Baer
Chapter 4. State of Stateless People: The Plight of Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
—Nassir Uddin
Chapter 5. Mobilizing Against Statelessness: The Case of Brazilian Emigrant Communities
—Carolina Moulin

PART III. LEGISLATED LIMBO
Chapter 6. Natives, Subjects, and Wannabes: Internal Citizenship Problems in Postcolonial Nigeria
—Chidi Anselm Odinkalu
Chapter 7. Capricious Citizenship: Identity, Identification, and Banglo-Indians
—Sujata Ramachandran
Chapter 8. Are Children's Rights to Citizenship Slippery or Slimy?
—Jacqueline Bhabha and Margareta Matache
Chapter 9. How Citizenship Laws Leave the Roma in Europe's Hinterland
—Helen O'Nions

PART IV. LABOR MIGRANTS
Chapter 10. Slippery Slopes into Illegality and the Erosion of Citizenship in the United States
—Nancy Ann Hiemstra and Alison Mountz
Chapter 11. Managed into the Margins: Examining Citizenship and Human Rights of Migrant Workers in Canada
—Janet McLaughlin and Jenna Hennebry

PART V. EMERGING ISSUES AND MODELS
Chapter 12. Shapeshifting Citizenship in Germany: Expansion, Erosion, and Extension
—Thomas Faist
Chapter 13. Multiple Citizenships and Slippery Statecraft
—Kim Rygiel and Margaret Walton-Roberts
Chapter 14. Sticky Citizenship
—Audrey Macklin

Conclusion: Slippery Citizenship and Retrenching Rights
—Margaret Walton-Roberts

Notes
List of Contributors
Index
Acknowledgments