Lofty egalitarian notions of citizenship don’t always hold up.
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The US and other countries have a legal definition of citizenship, yet human psychology and identity politics result in ingrained biases over who truly belongs.
India’s current citizenship policies alter the constitutional notion of citizenship and use it as a proxy for national belonging in othering minorities.
Nimai Hajong and his wife, August 2018. Hajong was born in Bangladesh and moved to India when he was an infant. The 58-year-old, now considered a “foreigner” in his own state, poses with paperwork supporting his right to citizenship.
On August 31, the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) for the state of Assam, along the India-Bangladesh border will decide upon the future of millions of people in the state.
Is there such a thing as an European identity?
Does an “European culture” or a “European identity” actually exist?
An undated photo of Shamima Begum before she went to join Islamic State in 2015.
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What the law says about stripping people of their British citizenship.
Increasing usage of big data by statistical agencies and other organisations may reduce the ability of populations to have a say in how they are governed.
Celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog in Manhattan’s Chinatown.
Asian-Americans are extremely diverse. Fear of giving the government personal data may make it more difficult to provide the right educational, health care and other services to specific populations.
What does it mean to have a cosmopolitan identity?
Protesters hold signs at the Chicago Women’s March in January 2017.
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In the first study of the relationship between gender and national identity, the authors wonder if the answer might explain why the country still hasn’t had a female vice president or president.
If you have an Irish granny, a spare €650,000 to spend in Malta, or a hankering for a new villa in Cyprus, then EU citizenship is within reach.
The right-wing press is using a particularly out of date ideology to link language change and immigration.
What does Spain striker Diego Costa’s back story tell us about footballers and identity in the modern world?
People watching the World Cup match between Spain and the Netherlands earlier in the tournament may have been wondering why Spanish striker Diego Costa was vociferously booed every time he touched the…