Equality Before the Law? How Germany Discriminates Against “Undesired” Foreigners and Violates Fundamental Principles of Its Own Law
The German state punishes “undesired foreigners” as if they were part of Germany’s society, yet it denies them the fundamental rights of German citizens.
Where are you from? From the time I was born, this question has continued to define and influence my life until today. Back then, it seemed rather irrelevant. This fact that I was not just born into this world and into a family but also into a very specific location. But through that, I was … „Where are you from? On political identity and community“ weiterlesen
To Liza If there is a citizenship, you would all owe a duty of allegiance to the new Union. What else is citizenship about? There will be a duty to uphold its laws. What will happen if the allegiance to the Union comes into conflict with the allegiance to our own country? Margaret Thatcher, speech … „What rules apply? EU Citizenship and Scotland“ weiterlesen
Volksgemeinschaft – diesen Gestank kann die AfD nicht verbergen. Er strömt ihr aus allen Poren. Sie kann sich drehen und winden, sie bekommt ihn nicht los. Warum? Weil der Gestank ihr Markenkern, ihre Identität und ihr Fetisch ist.
The dominant “Westphalian” model of the state, based on sovereignty over territory with borders and monopoly of violence over the people who happen to live in the territory, is obsolete. It fits seventeenth-century technology and pre-global societies when geographical distances could not be traversed easily and information took months to travel the globe. Instead, states … „Panarchy: The State 2.0“ weiterlesen
Good Passports and Bad PassportsImagine the aliens have landed. They have parked their spacecraft, or beamed down, and now here they are. And contrary to all the apprehensions the people of Earth have – thanks to every alien movie ever made – they are here to make friends, exchange ideas, maybe help us end poverty, … „Of Humans, Aliens, and Passports: Recognition as a Refugee for Reasons of Citizenship“ weiterlesen
The Case for Open Borders and Inclusive Citizenship
Just as none of us is beyond geography, none of us is completely free from the struggle over geography. That struggle is complex and interesting because it is not only about soldiers and cannons but also about ideas, about forms, about images and imaginings. — Edward W. Said: Culture and Imperialism, 1993 Media outlets around … „“The best passports in the world” – The structural violence of EU visa policies“ weiterlesen