Reports about declining naturalizations belie the historical and political obstacles that prevent many migrants from becoming citizens.
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Today’s immigrants — who mostly come from the Global South — face a system of ever more complex chutes and ladders when it comes to their status in Canada.
This case shows how national security is taking precedence over human rights concerns.
Lucian of Samosata, a high-ranking Roman official.
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Lucian’s work provides insight into the second-century Roman world, which fostered multilingualism and multiculturalism.
This illustration shows the lack of civility in American politics.
Political debate has always been filled with heated words and deeply held emotions. But the level of civility in political discourse has reached a new low.
Women are more likely to vote than men, but white women have different voting tendencies than women of color.
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Every citizen has the right to vote. But various characteristics and legal requirements affect how likely any one person is to actually cast a ballot.
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Permanent residents can vote in New Zealand. So why not here?
Refugees take shelter in front of the UN refugee centre in South Africa.
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Most refugees rarely gain citizenship in host countries and the work that is available to them is informal, irregular and precarious.
Jubilant sports fans flew the Canadian flag in 2019 after the NBA playoffs. Since then, the ‘freedom convoy’ has used the flag to try to represent their values. Has the symbolism of the flag changed?
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What does it mean to be a settler of colour in Canada? Has the symbolism of the Canadian flag changed since the Ottawa convoy?
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Rwandan authors have long been sidelined in debates about Rwanda and other conflict-affected societies.
Vladimir Putin has written and spoken about how Ukrainians and Russians are ‘one people.’
Studies on Ukraine going as far back as the late 1990s and early 2000s showed that the country’s population was connecting less and less with Russia.
Home secretary Priti Patel visits border force staff in Kent as they manage arrivals across the Channel.
From sending arrivals to Rwanda to stripping citizenship without notice – it’s little wonder the government has had to fight to get this legislation passed.
African residents in Ukraine wait at Lviv railway station on Feb. 27, 2022. The Ukraine refugee crisis revealed deep-seated racism as racialized and Black refugees from Ukraine were treated differently.
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The racism seen in the Ukraine refugee crisis reflects a long legacy of how the West defines who is human. We need a new definition that respects the dignity of all humans.
African residents in Ukraine wait at the platform inside Lviv railway station on Feb. 27, 2022.
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Ukraine’s history with the former Soviet Union and its current relationship with the European Union inform how refugees move across borders. While race plays a role, citizenship is also an important factor.
The benefits of sport for young people include not only health and enjoyment, but also an appreciation of many of the civic values and ethics that make our democracy work.
Investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has undertaken several anti-corruption projects.
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Corruption must be made a high-risk enterprise so that when offenders are caught, the laws will be enforced
Prime Minister Scott Morrison with new citizens in 2020.
Language tests for citizenship are increasingly common overseas. But they will not boost English skills among new Australians.
Disregard for public health, like protests at hospitals challenging vaccine passports, seen at this event in September 2021 in Toronto, show schools need to expand how they teach what it means to be a responsible global citizen.
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The failure to observe public health protocols during the pandemic requires attention and action. Revitalizing global citizenship education in schools should be part of addressing the problem.
Protesters and counter-protesters face off at a political rally in September 2021.
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Deep-seated disagreement is healthy for a democracy. But when people lose the ability to navigate those differences, they risk seeking anti-democratic unity of thought.
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The trial of Italy’s former interior minister is a sign of hope in a country that is fast becoming more diverse and multicultural.
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New research, based on interviews with Afghan-Australians, shows most want to stay in their new country forever. But they don’t feel accepted in their new home.