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Birthplace, bloodline and beyond: how ‘Liberian citizenship’ is currently constructed in Liberia and abroad

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As a twenty-first century post-war, emigrant-sending country, Liberia reflects global citizenship norms while simultaneously departing from them, and this unique positioning offers new opportunities to theorise citizenship across spatial and temporal landscapes. In this article, I examine ‘Liberian citizenship’ construction through a historical prism, arguing that as Liberia transformed from a country of immigration to one of emigration, so too did conceptualisations of citizenship ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/13621025.2016.1204269

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, International Development
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Citizenship Studies Journal website
Volume:
20
Issue:
6-7
Pages:
811-829
Publication date:
2016-07-11
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EISSN:
1469-3593
ISSN:
1362-1025
URN:
uuid:5f67c06d-2033-43a4-ac59-0d5e68be174f
Source identifiers:
634560
Local pid:
pubs:634560

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