Citizenship, belonging and attachment in the ‘war on terror’

Ahmed, S. 2016. Citizenship, belonging and attachment in the ‘war on terror’. Critical Criminology: an International Journal. 24 (1), pp. 111-125. doi:10.1007/s10612-015-9279-2

TitleCitizenship, belonging and attachment in the ‘war on terror’
AuthorsAhmed, S.
Abstract

The ‘war on terror’ has had an enormous impact on citizens’ legal rights and legal status. Using data from interviews with British Pakistani Kashmiri Muslims, this paper explores how the change to citizens’ legal rights and legal status in the ‘war on terror’, the legal dimension of citizenship, has impacted the psychological dimension of citizenship. Through denoting legal rights, equality and status the study revealed the powerful role of the state and the police in shaping citizens’ perceptions of the legal dimension of citizenship. The paper explores how changes to participants’ perceptions of their legal status and legal rights are instrumental in shaping the psychological dimension of citizenship—participants’ sense of loyalty, belonging and attachment to their British identity and their Islamic identity.

JournalCritical Criminology: an International Journal
Journal citation24 (1), pp. 111-125
ISSN1572-9877
Year2016
PublisherSpringer
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1007/s10612-015-9279-2
Publication dates
Published onlineMar 2016
Published28 May 2015

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