Professor Matthew J Gibney, RSC Director, has a new paper out this week in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies titled ‘Denationalisation and discrimination’. Part of a special issue on Discrimination in Migration and Citizenship, in this paper Gibney considers the relationship between denationalisation and discrimination. As he says, ‘denationalisation power is controversial’ and it has a dark history, being used widely by the Nazis. However, citizenship-stripping was also undertaken by many liberal democratic states prior to 1945, ‘in ways informed by considerations of gender, race, national origin, and mode of citizenship acquisition’.
With denationalisation making a revival across a range of liberal democratic states as a response to ‘home grown’ terrorists, Gibney considers the question: ‘Do recent denationalisation provisions manage to break free of this discriminatory past?’
The paper is available to subscribers here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1369183X.2018.1561065