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Subversive citizensPower, agency and resistance in public services$
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Marian Barnes and David Prior

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847422088

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847422088.001.0001

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Subversive subjects and conditional, earned and denied citizenship

Subversive subjects and conditional, earned and denied citizenship

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Subversive citizens
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John Flint

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847422088.003.0006

This chapter explores the way in which citizenship itself is constructed and, in so doing, how some citizens who do not and cannot reflect these norms become de facto problematic or potentially subversive citizens. It examines four selected categories of ‘problematic’ citizen (or non-citizen): the ‘antisocial’, the workless, immigrants (and migrant workers), and Muslims. These populations are often collectively identified as ‘suspect communities’, but there are important differences in how their forms of ‘subversion’ are conceptualised and responded to within public policy. Subversion may be codified as actual inappropriate conduct or illegitimate physical acts. It may also be associated with the failure to act, as in the perceived passive dependency of welfare benefit claimants.

Keywords:   subversive citizens, citizenship, subversion, immigrants, Muslims, public policy, antisocial

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