Development, (Dual) Citizenship and Its Discontents in Africa
The Political Economy of Belonging to Liberia
Based on rich oral histories, this is an engaging study of citizenship construction and practice in Liberia, Africa's first black republic. Les mer
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Based on rich oral histories, this is an engaging study of citizenship construction and practice in Liberia, Africa's first black republic.
Introduction; 1. Methodological, Theoretical, and Biographical Reflections; 2. The Political Economy of Belonging to Liberia; 3. Dual Citizenship and Its Discontents in Africa; 4. Give Me Your Land or I'll Shoot!; 5. Between Rootedness and Rootlessness; 6. The Dichotomy of Diasporic Developmentalism; Conclusion; Appendix I. A Proposed Act to Establish Dual Citizenship for Liberians by Birth and Background; Appendix II. Dual Citizen and Nationality Act of 2019; Appendix III. Proposition #1: To Amend Article 28 of the Constitution to Provide for the Inalienability of the Citizenship of Natural Born Citizens of Liberia (Dual Citizenship).
Robtel Neajai Pailey is Assistant Professor in International Social and Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). A Liberian academic, activist, and author, she was previously Mo Ibrahim Foundation PhD Scholar at SOAS, University of London, and Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Oxford. Her core areas of research and policy expertise include the political economy of development, migration, race, citizenship, conflict, post-war recovery, and governance.