Paper Citizens: How Illegal Immigrants Acquire Citizenship in Developing Countries

Paper Citizens: How Illegal Immigrants Acquire Citizenship in Developing Countries

by Kamal Sadiq

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Overview

In this groundbreaking work, Kamal Sadiq reveals that most of the world's illegal immigrants are not migrating directly to the US, but to countries in the vast developing world, where they are able to obtain citizenship papers fairly easily. Sadiq introduces "documentary citizenship" to explain how paperwork--often falsely obtained--confers citizenship on illegal immigrants. Across the globe, there are literally tens of millions of such illegal immigrants who have assumed the guise of "citizens." Who, then, is really a citizen? And what does citizenship mean for most of the world's peoples? Rendered in vivid detail, Paper Citizens not only shows how illegal immigrants acquire false papers, but also sheds light on the consequences this will have for global security in the post 9/11 world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199888139
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/02/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Kamal Sadiq is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine.

Table of Contents

Acknowlegements
List of Acronyms
A Paradox: Illegal Immigrants as Citizens

Part I. The Process
1. Searching for Illegal Immigrants
2. Networks of Complicity
3. Blurred Membership
4. Documentary Citizenship

Part II. The Proof
5. Voters across Borders
6. Tough Ain't Enough
7. After Citizenship

Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgements
List of Acronyms
Introduction: A Paradox: Illegal Immigrants As Citizens
Part 1: The Process
1. Searching for Illegal Immigrants
2. Networks of Complicity
3. Blurred Membership
4. Documentary Citizenship
Part II: The Proof
5. Voters Across Borders
6. Tough Ain't Enough
7. Bibliographyenship
Index

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