Disconnected Citizenship:The Impacts of Anti-terrorism Policy on Citizenship in the UK

Jarvis, Lee and Lister, Michael (2013) Disconnected Citizenship:The Impacts of Anti-terrorism Policy on Citizenship in the UK. Political Studies, 61 (3). pp. 656-675. ISSN 0032-3217

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This article draws on primary focus group data from the UK to offer three contributions to recent debate on the impact of anti-terrorism measures on citizenship. First, it presents a qualitatively rich account of citizens' own perspectives on this relationship. Second, it explores the significance of ethnic identity in relation to public attitudes. Finally, it traces the implications of anti-terrorism initiatives upon multiple dimensions of citizenship including participation, identity and duties as much as rights. The article argues that citizens from a range of ethnic minority backgrounds, and thus not only Muslims, believe that anti-terrorism measures have directly curtailed and diminished their citizenship. This is in contrast to white participants who, while not untroubled about the impact of these measures, generally viewed this as a concern distanced from their everyday lives. This difference suggests that anti-terrorism measures may be contributing to a condition of disconnected citizenship in the UK.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: anti-terroism,citizenship,rights,participation,identity
Faculty \ School: University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2014 15:02
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 22:57
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/48174
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9248.2012.00993.x

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