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CANCELLED: Blanca Garcés Mascareñas (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

7 April 2016 @ 14:00


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7 April 2016
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“Deservingness frames on citizenship: what gives the right to have rights”


In this presentation I will discuss how the boundary between citizens and non-citizens is constantly negotiated at the formal policy and discursive level. By analysing immigration and integration policies as well as current political debates on immigrants and refugees in Europe, I will consider what makes a foreigner a more or less deserving citizen or, using Hannah Arendt’s words, what gives the right to have rights. I will show how the chances to deserve depend on frames based on residence, family, performance, vulnerability and presence and how these are used differently at different administrative levels and depending on different categories of immigrants.