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16.1. Political inclusion and statelessness: an exploration of (non)citizenship [Perspektiven der Moderne]

On January 16, Laura van Waas, University of Tilburg, is going to give the next lecture in the series ›Perspektiven der Moderne: Soziologie politischer Systeme der Gegenwart‹. She will present on political inclusion and statelessness.

16.1. Political inclusion and statelessness: an exploration of (non)citizenship [Perspektiven der Moderne]

Soziologie politischer Systeme der Gegenwart

We would like to cordially invite you to the first lecture in the series Perspektiven der Moderne: Soziologie politischer Systeme der Gegenwart‹ in 2019. Laura van Waas, Assistant Professor at the Department European and International Public Law at Tilburg Law School, is going to speak about Political inclusion and statelessness: an exploration of (non)citizenship‹ on January 16. As usual, the lecture will take place on Wednesday evening, 6 p.m., at Bonner Universitätsforum, Heussallee. We will be happy to welcome you at the event. As usual, we offer drinks and a small snack afterwards.

 

Abstract: Human beings are political animals, living together in communities. Political inclusion is therefore essential to the human condition, as Hannah Arendt described, because it provides “a place in the world which makes opinions significant and actions effective”. In our contemporary nation-state system, citizenship denotes political inclusion and forms a cornerstone of democratic society. Yet citizenship regimes also exclude, creating non-citizens. An estimated 15 million people in the world today face extreme political exclusion in the form of statelessness. Again drawing from Arendt, their lack of citizenship means they are deprived “not only of protection, but also of all clearly established, officially recognized identity”. In this talk, Dr. Laura van Waas will explore (non)citizenship in our globalized world by discussing the phenomenon of statelessness, looking at examples of how states are using citizenship as a weapon of exclusion and highlighting how the international community is, in response, working to promote the inclusion of the stateless.

 

 

 

Bonner Universitätsforum, Heussallee 18-24, Raum 0.109

January 16, 6 p.m.

The lectures at FIW can be can be counted as component D2 in the Certificate of International Competence.

 

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