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By Engin F. Isin

States outline who their electorate are and exert keep an eye on over their lifestyles and activities. yet how does such strength persist in a world international the place humans, rules, and items always pass the borders of what the states see as their sovereign territory?

This groundbreaking paintings units to check and translates such demanding situations to supply a brand new mind set approximately citizenship. leaving behind the sovereignty precept, it develops a brand new photo of citizenship utilizing the connectedness precept. to take action, it translates acts of citizenship by way of following "activist electorate" the world over via case reports, from Wikileaks and the Gaza flotilla to China's digital international and Darfur.

Written by means of a pace-setter within the box, this available and unique paintings imagines voters with out frontiers as a politics with no neighborhood and belonging, inclusion with out exclusion, the place the frontier turns into a kind of otherness that voters erase or create. This designated paintings brings forth a brand new and inventive strategy to process citizenship past obstacles that might attract an individual learning citizenship, social activities, and migration.

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