AbstractsLaw & Legal Studies

Citizenship – A study on the fight against terror and the notion of citizenship

by Stine Rasmussen

Institution: Roskilde University
Year: 2016
Keywords: Citizenship; Security
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2130582
Full text PDF: http://rudar.ruc.dk/handle/1800/28635


This thesis examines whether or not the global fight against terror has an affect on the notion of citizenship. This has been examined by using three different cases: Guantanamo and the terror attacks that occurred in Denmark on February 14, 2015 and France on November 13, 2015. The thesis consists of an analytical framework that focuses on three main concepts security, citizenship and sovereignty these three concepts will be used in order to analyze on the three cases. The three cases provide different levels of affected citizenship. In the extreme case of Guantanamo the detainees are being stripped from all citizenship rights whereas on a lower level in Denmark and France the effects of the terror attacks has created heightened surveillance, closing borders and state of emergency. Based on the three cases used in this thesis it can clearly be stated that the notion of citizenship is indeed affected by the war against terror but within the scope of the law. Advisors/Committee Members: Buur, Lars (advisor).