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About Engin Isin

Engin Isin is Professor of Politics at The Open University, UK. He is a leading scholar of citizenship studies and is a Chief Editor of the journal Citizenship Studies. He is author and editor of fifteen books in the field, including 'Being Political' and 'Citizens Without Frontiers’.

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Articles by Engin Isin

This week’s front page editor

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Michel Foucault as an activist intellectual

Foucault's 1982 - 3 lectures presented his thoughts on the subject of parrhesia, or the truth-telling subject. He found himself confronting governments through speech acts in ways that we have yet to understand.

Who is the subject of digital rights?

Digital rights organizations already number more than ecological rights or animal rights movements at their height. Together, these bodies give us a glimpse of the incipient political subject of digital rights.

Acts, affects, calls

What art accomplishes in performing politics is to govern (placing beings into play with one another) bodies through affects. This is to realize that building broader coalitions and involving more people will require calling them forth not merely with arguments (life is no argument) but also through affects.

Who are Europe's citizens?

This introduction to an event on enacting European citizenship asks: who are Europe's citizens, how are they asserting their rights and how can they engage with institutions? (Video, 15 mins)

Deorientalizing citizenship? An introduction to the second Oecumene symposium

In the first of a series of videos from the Oecumene project's second symposium on citizenship, orientalism and colonialism, Engin Isin discusses the major themes addressed in the symposium and outlines the future for the project

Citizenship after orientalism - an introduction

Introducing this week's guest theme.

Citizens without frontiers

Movements without frontiers are neither commercial nor protected. In fact, state, corporate and religious authorities often attempt to inhibit their activities. 

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