Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Passport Power – Citizenship by Investment Programmes Exploiting Spatiotemporal Hierarchies of Passports
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The practice of selling passports through Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programmes is gaining more attraction and legitimacy in light of increasingly stricter immigration policies. Instead of simply weighing the pro and contra points of CBI, this thesis aims to understand CBI as a consequence of neoliberalism and analyses the correlation between so called ‘passport power’ and wealth, whereby the former is determined by rankings and the latter is represented in terms of the gross domestic product (GDP). Hence, a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods is used to firstly, examine the strength of correlation, and secondly, supported by Laclau and Mouffe’s discourse theory, discuss how CBI is understood and debated in the context of today’s governed communities. The CBI arises out of a discursive struggle between citizenship and class, and exacerbates preexisting global inequalities. Furthermore, it challenges the normative foundations of citizenship and its connection to the nation state. On the one hand CBI contests the sedimented discourse of the modern passport system (and by extension the notions of citizenship), on the other hand capitalist negative individualism corrupts/distorts the initially egalitarian, utopian vision of what it means to be a citizen of the world. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 72
Keywords [en]
Passport, Passport Inequalities, Mobility, Citizenship, CBI, Global Citizen
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-158256ISRN: LiU-ISV/EMS-A--19/04--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-158256DiVA, id: diva2:1331791
Subject / course
Master's Programme in Ethnic and Migration Studies
Presentation
2019-05-29, Norrköping, 12:54 (English)
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2019-07-02 Created: 2019-06-27 Last updated: 2019-07-02Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1063 kB)28 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1063 kBChecksum SHA-512
e03fbc6268193ecbbbb06e901dc7be1b82f1dfff21d80cbc3d820bf7fa87da3b31deb3241d2fdc7458afd91195c021779ed264c1c6b85bcc06ec25c39588dfca
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Freisleben, Irvina Udyakisya
By organisation
REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 28 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 127 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf