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David Owen

Rainer Bauböck's work on popular sovereignty, citizenship and the demos problem is an important touchstone for contemporary political, and especially democratic, theory. Grounded in attention to both the theoretical and empirical circumstances of individual and collective political agency, Bauböck offers a highly sophisticated and, in many ways, compelling approach to thinking through the philosophical and political

in Democratic inclusion

investigate the clash between these two meanings of territoriality, the chapter highlights the case of trans-border minorities and minorities that have been present on a territory before current borders were formed. It specifically examines how states move away from the ideal of ethical territoriality and deem not only migrants but some of their citizens as having ‘less-than-complete-membership’ (Bosniak, 2007 : 392) with a position closer to that of foreign residents. Echoing Nyers' ( 2019 ) theory on irregular citizenship, the chapter examines acts of sovereignty (Nyers

in The Fringes of Citizenship
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Rainer Bauböck

the current state system, but my critique is more fundamental than this in challenging the dominant interpretation of state sovereignty that underpins the current state system. I should have stated this more clearly than I did. Carens puts much weight on how the state system contributes to global social injustice. I have little disagreement with him on this point. What I would like to point out is again that we need to distinguish the

in Democratic inclusion
Philip Nanton

colonial dependency to territorial sovereignty. The result for the past sixty years has been the bequeathing of state management to a predominantly black and (particularly in Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana) East Indian political class controlling a host of individual islands and smaller island groupings of various sizes: among the latter is SVG, a politically independent multi-island state. The process of

in Frontiers of the Caribbean
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A pluralist theory of citizenship
Rainer Bauböck

emphasized the link between individual and collective self-government. Pettit's exclusive focus on domination defined as vulnerability to arbitrary interference that fails to track one's interests (Pettit 1997, 2012 ) risks losing sight of the regulatory ideal of popular sovereignty and its – always imperfect – realization through democratic procedures for electing – rather than only controlling – governments. This shortcoming makes neo-Roman republicanism a somewhat

in Democratic inclusion
Total infringement of citizenship

comparison with another less-examined case of minority statelessness in Europe, the children of the Windrush generation in the UK. The contexts in which these minorities have become stateless are very diverse – both geographically and politically – yet I claim that the mechanisms that states used to render them stateless were very similar: state authorities applied their ‘acts of sovereignty’ (Nyers, 2006 ) to construct these minorities as stateless by introducing legislation, discourses and practices that retroactively transformed them from citizens

in The Fringes of Citizenship
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Strangers among citizens

citizenship as non-activists in their everyday lives (Sigona, 2015 ; Sardelić, 2017b ; Humphries, 2019 ). Third, there is an assumption that within the struggles on citizenship fringes, there are activists contesting the invisible edges of citizenship, whilst the side of law and policies remains static. In the case of Romani minorities, very few studies have shown that this is not the case (van Baar, 2017 ; Magazzini, 2017 ; Kostka, 2018 ). It is also the policymakers and state representatives who interpret and apply the law and policies through ‘acts of sovereignty

in The Fringes of Citizenship
Catherine Baker

, Lithuanian and Romanian states accountable after finding interrogators at several CIA sites in those countries had used torture (Carey 2013 : 431). Kosovo's different configuration of sovereignty and accountability, with civil administration performed by the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo in 1999–2007, created an ‘accountability gap’ (Visoka 2012 : 190) in international governance and an even more ambiguous space into which detainees might disappear. Other post-Yugoslav states were implicated in secret detention. The first

in Race and the Yugoslav region
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Antinomies and enticements
Saurabh Dube

alienation. But the newer writings register modernity’s magic – and the interplay between the magical and the modern – as more critically constitutive of social worlds. 4 Important strands of such work have focused on the magic of capitalism and/or on the fetish of the state. 5 Still other exercises have moved toward the simultaneous evocation and defacement of power, pointing to the sacred character of modern sovereignty, in order

in Subjects of modernity
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Frontier patterns old and new
Philip Nanton

migration requires nothing less than a reconceptualisation of the role of the State. He notes that ‘the practices of Caribbean peoples are at great variance from the exclusive claims for singular loyalty to the state … Caribbean peoples share a common de-territorialised imaginary. This requires a re-conceptualization of the notion of sovereignty’ (Premdas, 2002 : 60). However, at the same time many people in Commonwealth Caribbean

in Frontiers of the Caribbean