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Activist citizenship in non-Western and non-democratic contexts: how to define ‘acts of citizenship’

Jakimów, Małgorzata

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The acts of citizenship framework emerged as an important innovation to the previous status- and practice-focused understanding of citizenship with a landmark edited volume Acts of Citizenship (2008). While the theorisation of citizenship through acts has emerged predominantly from democratic context, the theory holds that acts of citizenship can happen in various cultural and political contexts, and should be studied in multiple and overlapping sites and scales, rather than solely those linked to nation-states. Yet, what happens when acts of citizenship take place in contexts, where rights are severely curtailed, and the very notion of activist citizenship is rejected as unlawful? And how are acts of citizenship performed differently when they respond to particular cultural sensibilities? This essay aims to extend the repertoire of acts of citizenship, by emphasising why and how acts of citizenship need to be treated differently in different cultural contexts and under varying political regimes.

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Jakimów, M. (2022). Activist citizenship in non-Western and non-democratic contexts: how to define ‘acts of citizenship’. Citizenship Studies, 26(4-5), 505-511. https://doi.org/10.1080/13621025.2022.2091232

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 4, 2022
Online Publication Date Jun 29, 2022
Publication Date 2022
Deposit Date Jul 22, 2022
Publicly Available Date Aug 1, 2022
Journal Citizenship Studies
Print ISSN 1362-1025
Electronic ISSN 1469-3593
Publisher Taylor and Francis Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 26
Issue 4-5
Pages 505-511
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/13621025.2022.2091232

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