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About Nisha Kapoor

Nisha Kapoor is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of York. She is author of 'Deport, Deprive Extradite. 21st century state extremism', (forthcoming Jan 2018 with Verso). Find her on twitter @NishaKapoor07 and @DeportDeprive.

Articles by Nisha Kapoor

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The character of citizenship: denying the rights of asylum seekers and criminalising dissent

Refusing citizenship on grounds of 'character' reflects the criminalisation of global political dissent and resistance, while these subjective criteria normalise an imperialist system of citizenship.

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