David Hicks, Mamdouh Habib and the limits of Australian citizenship

Kampmark, Binoy (2003) David Hicks, Mamdouh Habib and the limits of Australian citizenship. Borderlands eJournal, 2 3: 1-10.

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Author Kampmark, Binoy
Title David Hicks, Mamdouh Habib and the limits of Australian citizenship
Journal name Borderlands eJournal
ISSN 1447-0810
Publication date 2003
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 2
Issue 3
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Editor A. Burke
Place of publication Sydney, NSW, Australia
Publisher Borderlands
Language eng
Subject C1
430101 History - Australian
780199 Other
2199 Other History and Archaeology
Formatted abstract
...What is crucial in defining contemporary Australian citizenship hinges on various factors: a ‘war’ on terrorism, the United States led mission against it, and the attempt to define the rights of non-American citizenship within this new international system. It is suggested here that the juridical and social limits of what it means to be an Australian citizen must be interrogated, its boundaries in the present context of terrorism and refugee discrimination sketched. Within the global political space of the ‘war on terror’, the notions of citizenship have become complex, limited by identity politics. Because citizenship is only superficially recognised as the equal recognition offered a citizen, the state revokes such recognition at politically opportune moments. When a crime is committed, the citizen is deprived of certain liberties and rights.

This debate regarding the two Australian detainees can be identified in the context of various cultural and political tropes that have been developed in direct response to the treatment of Hicks and Habib...
Keyword Australian citizenship
Australia - history
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
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