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July 6 @ 12:00 - 13:30 UTCJuly 6 @ 08:00 - 09:30 New YorkJuly 6 @ 07:00 - 08:30 BogotáJuly 6 @ 20:00 - 21:30 SingaporeJuly 6 @ 22:00 - 23:30 SydneyJuly 6 @ 14:00 - 15:30 Rome

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Citizenship: Randomly Punishing Hypocrisy?

The Forum will critically engage with a systematic presentation of the “dark side” of citizenship, offering the approach to the concept as a tale not of liberation, dignity, and nationhood but of complacency, hypocrisy, and domination, thus discussing the approach taken in Prof. Kochenov’s brief new book entitled ‘Citizenship’ (MIT Press, 2019). The Forum will focus in particular on four key elements of the concept of citizenship: status, considering how and why the status of citizenship is extended, what function it serves, and who is left behind; rights, particularly the right to live and work in a state; duties, and what it means to be a “good citizen”; and politics, as enacted in the granting and enjoyment of citizenship as well as attempting to find convincing justifications for exclusion. Participants will engage with the picture of citizenship as a story of complacency, hypocrisy, and randomly assigned domination, flattering to citizens and demeaning for noncitizens, serving the functions of justification of sexist, racist and socio-economic exclusion and existing in a moral vacuum of a sharp contrast with all the fundamental principles our modern constitutional systems are designed to establish and uphold.

Chair(s): Dimitry Kochenov (d.kochenov@gmail.com)