The future of citizenship is more distributed, interactive and local than dealing with central government through new technology. That may be sad news for those who wish to interact with the likes of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in virtual reality if not in person.
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The disruptive impact of intelligent machines and new social movements will force us to remake citizenship into a more personal pursuit over the next 150 years.
Theresa May allow EU citizens to stay – or she may not.
After a whole year, the British PM has finally said something about post-Brexit rights for people living in the UK.
While Malcolm Turnbull celebrates the parliament passing the school funding package, the government is still trying to deal with an energy crisis.
Coalition backbenchers have expressed several doubts over the Finkel scheme, most notably on affordability and whether it will include coal.
It’s not clear how proposed extensive powers for the immigration minister strengthen the integrity of Australian citizenship.
A new bill gives the immigration minister a range of new powers that relate to various aspects of the citizenship acquisition process.
The internet has been the bogeyman of democracy over the last 12 months. It's time to harness its power and redress the balance.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to law enforcement officers in St. Louis.
Trump's administration plans to ramp up prosecution of unauthorized border crossings. Here's the story of how it became illegal in the first place.
Social psychologists and sociologists have spent decades understanding how values are best assessed.
There has been much talk recently about “Australian values”. The new citizenship test will require aspiring Australians to demonstrate they possess them, or can at least reproduce them under exam conditions…
Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
A few years ago Malcolm Turnbull, as a cabinet minister, would likely have challenged aspects of such measures if they were brought forward.
Malcolm Turnbull's spectacular elevation of 'Australian values' raises questions about his own values.
A cohesive multicultural society such as Australia requires a core level of integration among its members.
There is a risk that if Australian citizenship is too hard to attain, it will create a two-tier system of permanent residency.
How to keep both.
Different EU countries have different rules about who can have dual nationality.
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.
After Brexit, we need inclusive conversations.
In the face of recent political events in Britain and America, sci-fi imaginings of the 'citizens of the future' have taken on a new resonance.
Pro-statehood supporters at the seaside Capitol in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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Over the years, Puerto Ricans have in fact been granted three different types of U.S. citizenship, but questions about their rights and equal treatment as citizens still remain.
Urban and social art at the first edition of ‘Neighbours’ festival in Katowice, in 2014.
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As Poland faces more and more social divisions, citizen movements develop through informal activities to reinforce a sense of community and belonging.
In the face of planetary problems such as climate change, does national citizenship lose its meaning?
Worried about the future.
MPs rejected an amendment to the Article 50 Bill that would guarantee the residency of EU citizens in the UK.
Presidential candidate Trump holds a sign at a rally.
The logic behind building a wall is centuries old. But can concrete solve the complex problems the U.S. is facing today?