The radicalisation of citizenship deprivation

  title={The radicalisation of citizenship deprivation},
  author={Tufyal Choudhury},
  journal={Critical Social Policy},
  pages={225 - 244}
This article addresses the regulation of citizenship in the UK, in particular the recent increased powers of citizenship deprivation against individuals suspected of involvement in terrorism. It examines the genealogy of such a practice and explains the juridical context of its use. It argues that changes in citizenship policies, broadening state power and removing substantive and procedural safeguards, have eroded equal citizenship by creating a hierarchy among British citizens. This radical… 
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  • Sociology
    Social & Legal Studies
  • 2021
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  • S. Mantu
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • 2018
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