Manuela Boatca

More equal than others. Citizenship through the lens of coloniality

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Keywords: citizenship, Global South, Haitian Revolution, decolonization, coloniality.

The notion of the «Global South», which became popular at the end of the twentieth century, has been considered a more relational concept than its predecessors, particularly the «Third World». This article argues that focusing on issues of citizenship highlights the relationality of such North/South dynamics and that doing so through a «Southern lens» reveals two complementary and otherwise neglected aspects of North/South relationality: the coloniality of the institution of citizenship, and the lasting impact that (de)colonial contestations and reinterpretations of citizenship rights have had on this institution from its emergence in the context of colonial empires until its most recent global reconfigurations.

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