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The Borders of PunishmentMigration, Citizenship, and Social Exclusion$
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Katja Franko Aas and Mary Bosworth

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199669394

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669394.001.0001

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Democracy and Deportation: Why Membership Matters Most

Democracy and Deportation: Why Membership Matters Most

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(p.237) 13 Democracy and Deportation: Why Membership Matters Most
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The Borders of Punishment
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Vanessa Barker

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669394.003.0014

This chapter argues that democracy itself may ultimately be responsible for the convulsions and control of mobility seen today. It examines three major structural features of democracies that restrict and stratify mobility, features that in some cases undermine human rights. These are the nation state form of sovereignty, with emphasis on democracy and territorial sovereignty; the paradox of democracy as a bounded community based on universal principles, with emphasis on differential treatment; and the persistence of racialized hierarchies and ethno-cultural membership.

Keywords:   democracy, migration, mobility control, nation state, sovereignty, differential treatment, racialized hierarchies, ethno-cultural membership

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