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The Resource Defining British Citizenship : empire, commonwealth, and modern Britain, Rieko Karatani ; foreword by Guy S. Goodwin-Gill

Defining British Citizenship : empire, commonwealth, and modern Britain, Rieko Karatani ; foreword by Guy S. Goodwin-Gill

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Defining British Citizenship : empire, commonwealth, and modern Britain
Title
Defining British Citizenship
Title remainder
empire, commonwealth, and modern Britain
Statement of responsibility
Rieko Karatani ; foreword by Guy S. Goodwin-Gill
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explains the immigration and citizenship policies in Britain that repeatedly postponed the creation of British citizenship until 1981. It examines the alternative citizenships of British subjecthood and Commonwealth citizenship, and demonstrates how the complex rules of citizenship and immigration were devised in response to the need to build and transform those 'global institutions', the British empire and later the Commonwealth. In covering these areas, this work extends the research beyond this century. It argues that Britain's formal membership has always been attached to the global institution and that the creation of British citizenship was rejected as long as policy-makers in Britain considered it beneficial to maintain the global institution in some form. In addition to the division between the holders and non-holders of British subjecthood, there was a future division among British subjects: those in Britain and the Dominions were regarded as kith and kin, whereas those in the colonies only had the same nominal status. The affinity between those in Britain and the Dominions was institutionalised in 1914 by the common code system, whereby Dominion governments were to adopt identical citizenship legislation. Post-Second World War immigration policy was, in practice, a continuation of pre-war policy, with an all-embracing citizenship law alongside exclusive immigration controls. The enactment of the British Nationality Act 1981 was a belated acknowledgement by the British government that its long-standing efforts to maintain the citizenship structure that enabled the alternative and national types of citizenship to co-exist had been abandoned by the Immigration Act 1971
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1966-
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Karatani, Rieko
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Citizenship
  • Emigration and immigration law
Label
Defining British Citizenship : empire, commonwealth, and modern Britain, Rieko Karatani ; foreword by Guy S. Goodwin-Gill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [204]- 221) and index
Contents
Introduction 1 -- 1. Understanding Citizenship 15 -- 2. The Development of British Subjecthood before the Twentieth Century 39 -- 3. The Common Code System: Britain and the Dominions in the Pre-Second World War Period 70 -- 4. Commonwealth Citizenship: From the British Nationality Act 1948 to the Commonwealth Immigrants Act 1962 106 -- 5. Emerging National Citizenship through Immigration Control: From the Commonwealth Immigrants Act -- 1962 to the Immigration Act 1971 144 -- Epilogue: An Appraisal of the British Nationality Act 1981 179 -- Conclusion 189 -- Appendices: -- I. Aspects of Citizenship 197 -- II. Comparison of National and Alternative Types of Citizenship 198 -- III. Development of Various Types of Citizenship in Britain 199 -- IV Entitlement of Citizenship Rights and Privileges in the United Kingdom at the Time of the Enactment -- of the British Nationality Act 1981 200 -- Chronology 201 -- Select Bibliography 204 -- Index 222
Control code
ocm50115702
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 228 p.
Isbn
9780714653365
Lccn
2002026783
Label
Defining British Citizenship : empire, commonwealth, and modern Britain, Rieko Karatani ; foreword by Guy S. Goodwin-Gill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [204]- 221) and index
Contents
Introduction 1 -- 1. Understanding Citizenship 15 -- 2. The Development of British Subjecthood before the Twentieth Century 39 -- 3. The Common Code System: Britain and the Dominions in the Pre-Second World War Period 70 -- 4. Commonwealth Citizenship: From the British Nationality Act 1948 to the Commonwealth Immigrants Act 1962 106 -- 5. Emerging National Citizenship through Immigration Control: From the Commonwealth Immigrants Act -- 1962 to the Immigration Act 1971 144 -- Epilogue: An Appraisal of the British Nationality Act 1981 179 -- Conclusion 189 -- Appendices: -- I. Aspects of Citizenship 197 -- II. Comparison of National and Alternative Types of Citizenship 198 -- III. Development of Various Types of Citizenship in Britain 199 -- IV Entitlement of Citizenship Rights and Privileges in the United Kingdom at the Time of the Enactment -- of the British Nationality Act 1981 200 -- Chronology 201 -- Select Bibliography 204 -- Index 222
Control code
ocm50115702
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 228 p.
Isbn
9780714653365
Lccn
2002026783

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