Citizens Without Frontiers

By Engin F. Isin

States outline who their electorate are and exert regulate over their existence and routine. yet how does such strength persist in an international international the place humans, rules, and items continuously pass the borders of what the states see as their sovereign territory?

This groundbreaking paintings units to ascertain and translates such demanding situations to supply a brand new frame of mind approximately citizenship. leaving behind the sovereignty precept, it develops a brand new picture of citizenship utilizing the connectedness precept. to take action, it translates acts of citizenship via following "activist citizens" the world over via case reports, from Wikileaks and the Gaza flotilla to China's digital global and Darfur.

Written through a pacesetter within the box, this available and unique paintings imagines voters with out frontiers as a politics with out group and belonging, inclusion with no exclusion, the place the frontier turns into a kind of otherness that voters erase or create. This targeted paintings brings forth a brand new and artistic option to process citizenship past limitations that may entice a person learning citizenship, social pursuits, and migration.

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