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"Where do I belong, when they call me a foreigner in my homeland?"

Nilsson Berge, Klara LU (2016) STVK02 20161
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This thesis examines the situation of people living in statelessness by asking 'What is statelessness?' With the aim of contributing to the contemporary understanding of the topic, the text reviews both the resonating theories of Hannah Arendt, as well as original interviews with people living in statelessness today. In accordance with recent critique directed towards the Arendtian school on statelessness, the readings of the interviews are done by the means of discourse analysis.
The concluding discussion gives a collective answer to the research question and finds that statelessness is a phenomena characterized by its contrasts to citizenship, its uncertain relationship to both rights and law and order, and its unidentifiable shape. Due... (More)
This thesis examines the situation of people living in statelessness by asking 'What is statelessness?' With the aim of contributing to the contemporary understanding of the topic, the text reviews both the resonating theories of Hannah Arendt, as well as original interviews with people living in statelessness today. In accordance with recent critique directed towards the Arendtian school on statelessness, the readings of the interviews are done by the means of discourse analysis.
The concluding discussion gives a collective answer to the research question and finds that statelessness is a phenomena characterized by its contrasts to citizenship, its uncertain relationship to both rights and law and order, and its unidentifiable shape. Due to the contrasting understandings portrayed by the theoretical and empirical reviews concerning stateless people’s relation to the nation, it is unclear whether this is community which affects statelessness in a negative or a positive manner. (Less)
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author
Nilsson Berge, Klara LU
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course
STVK02 20161
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
nation-state, citizenship, Arendt, Stateless, human rights, nationality, refugee
language
English
id
8888301
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2016-11-02 17:17:23
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  abstract     = {This thesis examines the situation of people living in statelessness by asking 'What is statelessness?' With the aim of contributing to the contemporary understanding of the topic, the text reviews both the resonating theories of Hannah Arendt, as well as original interviews with people living in statelessness today. In accordance with recent critique directed towards the Arendtian school on statelessness, the readings of the interviews are done by the means of discourse analysis.
The concluding discussion gives a collective answer to the research question and finds that statelessness is a phenomena characterized by its contrasts to citizenship, its uncertain relationship to both rights and law and order, and its unidentifiable shape. Due to the contrasting understandings portrayed by the theoretical and empirical reviews concerning stateless people’s relation to the nation, it is unclear whether this is community which affects statelessness in a negative or a positive manner.},
  author       = {Nilsson Berge, Klara},
  keyword      = {nation-state,citizenship,Arendt,Stateless,human rights,nationality,refugee},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Where do I belong, when they call me a foreigner in my homeland?"},
  year         = {2016},
}