Caught between national and global jurisdictions: displaced people’s struggle for rights

Abstract

The authors begin this chapter with a brief review of how refugees are challenging conventional understandings of citizenship and how displaced people are realizing rights without having access to formal citizenship and rights. They go on to show how displaced people are participating in protest and mobilization efforts to have formal rights granted and abuse of rights stopped, and how transnational alliances across global–local spaces take place in efforts to change citizenship rights. They conclude with an examination of what global citizenship means for refugees.

Owing to copyright restrictions, only the first 3 pages are attached, together with a link to the book at Zed Books.

Citation

Mehta, L.; Napier-Moore, R. Caught between national and global jurisdictions: displaced people’s struggle for rights. In: Globalizing Citizens: New Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion. J. Gaventa and R. Tandon (Editors). Zed Books, London, UK (2010) ISBN 9781848134713 (Hardback)

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