The Power to Expel: Deportation and Denationalisation in Historical, Legal and Normative Perspective

Deportation and denationalisation policies, which states employ to expel persons from their territory and membership respectively, have steadily increased in prominence over the last two decades. This special issue investigates these distinct but related phenomena and their relationship with, and implications for our understanding of, citizenship. It addresses two main questions. First, why has the 21st century seen a (partial) reversal of the trend of increasingly constrained denationalisation and deportation practices that occurred in the second half of the 20th century? Second, what are the normative implications of this reversal, specifically for our understanding of citizenship and belonging in our increasingly interconnected and mobile world?

Rutger Birnie and Rainer Bauböck (editors), The Power to Expel: Deportation and Denationalisation in Historical, Legal and Normative Perspective, Citizenship Studies, 2020.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Expulsion and Citizenship in the 21st century (open access)

Rutger Birnie and Rainer Bauböck

Banishment and the Pre-history of Legitimate Expulsion Power

Matthew Gibney

The Power to Expel vs. the Rights of Migrants: Deportation and Freedom of Movement in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1960s—1980s

Jannis Panagiotidis

Beyond the Deportation Regime: Differential State Interests and Capacities in Dealing with (Non-) Deportability in Europe

Arjen Leerkes and Marieke van Houte

When Losing Citizenship is Fine. Denationalisation and Permanent Expatriation

Jules Lepoutre

Just What’s Wrong with Losing Citizenship? Examining Revocation of Citizenship from a Non-domination Perspective

Iseult Honohan

Citizenship, Domicile and Deportability: Who should be Exempt from the State’s Power to Expel?

Rutger Birnie

A Free Movement Paradox: Denationalisation and Deportation in Mobile Societies

Rainer Bauböck (50 e-prints available for free download here)