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

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Kapoor, N. and Narkowicz, K. 2019. Unmaking citizens: passport removals, pre-emptive policing and the reimagining of colonial governmentalities. Ethnic and Racial Studies. 42 (16), pp. 45-62. https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2017.1411965
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TitleUnmaking citizens: passport removals, pre-emptive policing and the reimagining of colonial governmentalities
AuthorsKapoor, N. and Narkowicz, K.
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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.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherInforma UK Limited
JournalEthnic and Racial Studies
ISSN0141-9870
Electronic1466-4356
Publication dates
Online20 Dec 2017
Print10 Dec 2019
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Deposited08 Sep 2020
Submitted15 Sep 2016
Accepted14 Nov 2017
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© 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.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2017.1411965
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