Race, Citizenship and the State in the War on Terror

This research will investigate the growing insecurity of citizenship in the context of the War on Terror with a particular focus on different forms of citizenship removal and exclusion and their racial dimensions. In the post 9/11 context the use of extradition, citizenship deprivation and charter flight deportations have been promoted, assisted in part by changes to the law, yet little is known about the extent of these forms of removal; who it is that is being extradited, having their citizenship deprived and being deported en masse; what the conditions are in which these removals occur; and what the justifications are for their use. This research will attempt to address these issues.

Scheme: ESRC Future Research Leader

Research Starts: 19/01/2015

Research Ends: 18/01/2018

Grant Reference Number: ES/L009447/1

Contact details

Dr Nisha Kapoor

Department of Sociology
University of York
North Yorkshire
YO10 5DD
Tel:  01904 32 3059