Alie(n)ation: the parched rights of non-citizens in the oasis of globalisation

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Abstract

A study that challenges the presumption by nation-states that citizenship is a pre-condition for the crystallisation of human rights, leaving non-citizens in a parched wasteland in terms of rights. This presumption does not hold true in the age of globalisation. This article provides a critical analysis of Australia's citizenship and multicultural policy in the context of globalisation and global human rights instruments, as well as th notion of national culture underlying Australian regulatory schemes. The author argues that government policy is widening the gap between the rights of citizens and non-citizens and that Australia's nation-based social policy is too narrow. The article concludes that full protection for non-citizens lies in a globalised vision of citizenship.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-86
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Migration and Refugee Issues
Volume1
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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