Statelessness in the European Union

Statelessness in the European Union : Displaced, Undocumented, Unwanted

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Statelessness in the European Union draws together original research from over one hundred interviews in Estonia, France, Slovenia and the United Kingdom to provide one of the first comparative accounts of the de facto or de jure stateless populations in the European Union. It blends legal, political and empirical research to examine how non-citizens without secure status, in some cases established undocumented migrants and their descendants, manage their lives in four European Union member states. Normative and legal analyses of the practical meaning of basic human rights are combined with a groundbreaking investigation of the obstacles that prevent people from accessing essential services. Contrasting the situation of Europe's stateless now with that examined by Arendt over fifty years ago, it considers proposals for the future security of Europe's stateless more

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  • Electronic book text | 366 pages
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139036874
  • 9781139036870

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. more

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'... provide[s] an excellent discussion of statelessness under international law.' Netherlands International Law Reviewshow more

About Caroline Sawyer

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 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 more