Cities, Residual Citizens, and Social Citizenship

Anupama Roy

in Mapping Citizenship in India

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780198066743
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080069 | DOI:
Cities, Residual Citizens, and Social Citizenship

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This chapter begins with a discussion of how migrants appear to elicit the greatest anxieties around which discourse of ‘crisis of citizenship’ are woven. All citizenship models view migration as leading to or being symptomatic of processes of social exclusion and incomplete, inadequate, or discriminatory citizenship, which have been characteristic of the social and economic transformations that have taken place since the 1980s, in the context of the structural adjustments sustaining the capitalist world economy. The chapter then considers the ways in which the ‘crisis in citizenship’ has been addressed.

Keywords: crisis in citizenship; migrants; migration; social exclusion; social problems; social policy

Chapter.  7559 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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