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Statelessness in the European Union
Displaced, Undocumented, Unwanted

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Caroline Sawyer, Brad K. Blitz, Monika Krause, Matthew Gibney, Miguel Otero-Iglesias, Arnaud Lucien, David Marrani, Raivo Vetik, Jelka Zorn
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  • Date Published: March 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521191937

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  • This work looks at the phenomenon of statelessness in Europe from a number of different perspectives. In the first instance it explores the legal position of statelessness in European and international law. It then provides a contemporary account of displaced populations in the European Union, drawing on case studies from the ‘old' and the ‘new' Europe: France, the United Kingdom, Estonia and Slovenia. Finally the editors suggest how the European Union might develop a legal response to statelessness. This innovative and important study will be of huge interest to European lawyers specialising in immigration and citizenship and to political scientists in the field. It will also appeal to international and human rights lawyers.

    • Introduces readers to the contrasting situations of irregular migrants and explains how they are the new form of stateless people in Europe
    • Examines statelessness in Europe today, dealing with the legal framework and issues in a manner suitable for the non-lawyer
    • Discusses contemporary politics of nationality in Europe, providing context and illustration for lawyers and case workers as well as social scientists
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    '… provide[s] an excellent discussion of statelessness under international law.' Netherlands International Law Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521191937
    • length: 366 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction - statelessness in the European Union Caroline Sawyer and Brad K. Blitz
    2. Undocumented migrants: an Arendtian perspective Monika Krause
    3. The rights of non-citizens in political thought Matthew Gibney
    4. Statelessness in international and regional law Caroline Sawyer
    5. From strangers to citizens: the international regime on statelessness Brad K. Blitz
    6. Methodology of the study Brad K. Blitz and Caroline Sawyer
    7. Effective statelessness in the UK Caroline Sawyer, Brad K. Blitz and Miguel Otero-Iglesias
    8. The sans-papiers in France Arnaud Lucien and David Marrani
    9. Stateless Russians in Estonia Raivo Vetik
    10. The erased of Slovenia Jelka Zorn
    11. Analysis Brad K. Blitz and Caroline Sawyer
    12. Conclusions Caroline Sawyer and Brad K. Blitz.

  • Editors

    Caroline Sawyer, Victoria University of Wellington
    Caroline Sawyer is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Victoria University, Wellington. A former practising solicitor, she has developed university teaching courses in migration and nationality issues for undergraduates and postgraduates and was also UK Country Expert for the EUI's recent comparative study of access to citizenship in Europe.

    Brad K. Blitz, Kingston University, London
    Brad K. Blitz is Professor of Human and Political Geography at Kingston University, Research Associate in the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford, and Director of the International Observatory on Statelessness.


    Caroline Sawyer, Brad K. Blitz, Monika Krause, Matthew Gibney, Miguel Otero-Iglesias, Arnaud Lucien, David Marrani, Raivo Vetik, Jelka Zorn

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