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Talking Citizenship tickets

The Pilgrim Pub in Liverpool

Friday 21st February 2020

7:00pm til 9:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

Talking Citizenship: Changing Notions of Citizenship Today

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Talking Citizenship on Friday 21st February 2020

Across the world, from Britain to the USA and from the Balkans to Myanmar, the meaning of citizenship has moved to the centre of political debate. The Liverpool Salon invites you to a discussion of the various facets of citizenship and how they differently shape and reshape people’s lives. As a legal category, is citizenship too thin to provide a sense of belonging to a political community? As an expression of communal and political solidarities, does citizenship provide a strong enough defense of civil rights and protections?

As nation states retreat from their responsibilities to run national economies and provide for citizens' welfare, are the 'citizens of somewhere' losing out to more flexible notions of global citizenship?

From anger at the persecution of Windrush citizens to fraught debates about immigration controls, it appears that most of us believe that being a citizen goes beyond constitutional status, passports, paperwork and identity documents. With the weakening of national solidarities, is citizenship being replaced by individuated, consumerist and cultural identities? Or does it continue to be built through political solidarities and struggle? And what of those seeking to become citizens? How can we expect new citizens to integrate into political communities with such blurred boundaries?


Cheryl Hudson. Cheryl is a lecturer in US political history at the University of Liverpool, and is former director of the academic programme at the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford. Her research focuses on the histories of race, reform and political culture in the US.

Catherine Carpenter. Catherine is a retired solicitor and senior lecturer who was employed by the University of Kent in the Kent Law Clinic for over 20 years. She undertook a wide range of work with a focus in latter years on asylum and immigration. Catherine currently volunteers for Kent Refugee Help, a local charity supporting asylum seekers.

Vanessa Pupavac is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham.

Mladen Pupavac is an associate researcher in the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice, University of Nottingham. They have recently written a co-authored book on Changing European Visions of Disaster and Development which is due to be published with Rowan & Littlefield later this year.’

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