By Dora Kostakopoulou
In a lot of the citizenship literature it's always thought of, if no longer easily assumed, that citizenship is critical to the nature of a self-determining group and that this approach, via definition, comprises the exclusion of resident 'foreigners'. Dora Kostakopoulou calls this assumption into query, arguing that 'aliens' are by way of definition outdoor the limits of the neighborhood by means of advantage of a round reasoning which takes without any consideration the life of bounded nationwide groups, and that this means of collective self-definition is deeply political and traditionally dated. even though nationwide citizenship has loved a privileged place in either idea and perform, its impressive elasticity has reached its restrict, thereby making it extra vital to discover an alternate version. Kostakopoulou develops a brand new institutional framework for anational citizenship, that are grafted onto the prevailing nation process, defends it opposed to objections and proposes institutional reform according to an cutting edge method of citizenship.