This book engages the intense relationship between citizenship and security in modern politics. It focuses on questions of citizenship in security analysis in order to critically evaluate how political being is and can be constituted in relation to securitising practices.

In light of contemporary issues and events such as human rights regimes, terrorism, identity control, commercialisation of security, diaspora, and border policies, this book addresses a citizenship deficit in security studies. The chapters introduce several key political themes that characterise the interplays between citizenship and security: changes in citizenship regimes, the renewed insecurity of citizenship-state relations, the emerging ways by which the political and national communities are crafted, and the ways democratic societies and regimes react in times of insecurity. Approaching citizenship as both a governmental practice and a resource of political contestation, the book aims to highlight what political challenges and contestations are created in situations where security intensely meets citizenship today.

This book will be of interest to scholars of security studies and security politics, citizenship studies, and international relations.

chapter 1|17 pages


Citizenship and security 1

chapter 2|17 pages

Citizenship and Securitizing

Interstitial politics

part 1|60 pages

Changing citizenship regimes

chapter 3|16 pages

Liberating Irregularity

No borders, temporality, citizenship

chapter 4|22 pages

Two Regimes of Rights? 1

part 2|50 pages

Insecure state—citizen relations

chapter 6|16 pages

Marketing Security Matters

Undermining de-securitization through acts of citizenship 1

chapter 7|15 pages

The Possible and the Legitimate

Security and the individualization of citizenship practices

chapter 8|17 pages

Internal Control and Claims of Rights

Undocumented immigrants and local politics

part 3|49 pages

Crafting political community and nationalism

chapter 10|15 pages

Curbing Marriages of Convenience?

Female labour migrants from post-socialist countries, patriarchal domination, and the 2003 biopolitical securitization of Turkish citizenship 1

part 4|32 pages

Democracy in action in times of insecurity

chapter 13|15 pages

Muslims' Integration in Switzerland

Securitizing citizenship, weakening democracy?