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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:

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