How citizenship matters: narratives of stateless and citizenship choice in Estonia

@article{Fein2014HowCM,
  title={How citizenship matters: narratives of stateless and citizenship choice in Estonia},
  author={Lisa C. Fein and J. Straughn},
  journal={Citizenship Studies},
  year={2014},
  volume={18},
  pages={690 - 706}
}
The phenomenon of statelessness is most often studied as an issue of international and human-rights law. In contrast, this paper examines narratives of citizenship choice among initially stateless Russian-speaking residents of Estonia in order to explore the practical meanings of (non)citizenship in a context where the available options include both national citizenship and statelessness. While legal aspects of citizenship do explain many of the perceived benefits and disadvantages of various… Expand
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