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Citizens Without Frontiers
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Preface Chapter 1: Of those whose acts traverse frontiers Act 1: Of treason: WikiLeaks Act 2: Of rage: Rachel Corrie Act 3: Of disobedience: conscientious or civil? Chapter 2: 'We, the people' Act 4: Of defense: Minuteman Civil Defense Corps Act 5: Of censoring: the Golden Shield Project Act 6: Of espionage: Stuxnet Act 7: Of assassination: drones Act 8: Of writing: Banksy Act 9: Of solidarity: Strangers into Citizens Chapter 3: 'We, the connected' Act 10: Of identification: We are all Khaled Said Act 11: Of hacking: LulzSec Act 12: Of defiance: No One Is Illegal Act 13: Of staging: Climate Camp Chapter 4: Enacting citizenship Act 14: Of speech: Waging Peace Act 15: Of fury: Mariyam Manike Chapter 5: Citizens without frontiers Act 16: Of declaration: 'We, the Roma Nation' Act 17: Of resistance: International Solidarity Movement Act 18: Of sharing: Open Rights Group Chapter 6: Emancipating (acts of) citizenship Act 19: Of enfranchisement: If the World Could Vote Act 20: Of music: Barenboim without words Bibliography Index

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Isin offers a new way of thinking about citizenship by interpreting citizen acts that cross borders and by moving away from the sovereignty principle.

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Isin offers a new way of thinking about citizenship by interpreting citizen acts that cross borders and by moving away from the sovereignty principle.

About the Author

Engin F. Isin holds a Chair in Citizenship and is Professor of Politics in Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the Faculty of Social Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK. He was director (2007-2009) of the Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (UK) and is the author of Cities Without Citizens (1992), Citizenship and Identity with Patricia Wood (1999) and Being Political (2002).

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Isin provides a trenchant and imaginative reading of proliferating forms of political action and engagement-mostly progressive, sometimes reactionary-which traverse and subvert the nation-state. Combining a diverse set of case studies with rich interpretive reflection, the book examines various boundary-bending acts of citizenship in order to highlight a vital new frontier in the development of the contemporary political subject. * Linda Bosniak, Distinguished Professor of Law, Rutgers University School of Law, USA *
Isin passionately embraces the paradoxes of citizenship in order to problematize its frontiers: physical, territorial, conceptual, and affective. Apart from bringing to the fore, mapping, interpreting, and contextualizing a myriad of heterogeneous acts that traverse these frontiers, he magnificently performs the reflexive intellectual act of creating the field in which a new figure of political subjectivity, citizens without frontiers, is empowered. Crucially, this is reflected both in the content and in the truly innovative form of his writing. * Yannis Stavrakakis, School of Political Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece *
Engin Isin's Citizens Without Frontiers provides a politically and intellectually powerful and engaging narrative of activist citizens who are disregarding the imperatives of the nation and frontiers on behalf of alliances often overlooked by contemporary mainstream and left scholarship alike. * Jacqueline Stevens, Professor, Northwestern University, USA *

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