Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019: The Pernicious Outcomes of the Altering Equation of Citizenship in India

Article by Monika Verma. Abstract: Citizenship has played an essential role in addressing societal alteration and defining the relationship between the nation-state and the individuals in the contemporary world. Citizenship law establishes not only legal but also constitutional recognition of citizens of a nation-state. This essay briefly focuses on the …

A Perspective About the Indigenous Status through Civil Laws in French Indochina

Article by Nguyen Thi Trang Abstract: When the French removed the three countries’ names Vietnam, Lao, and Cambodia from the world map, at the same time, they pushed these natives of countries in an ambiguous status. The native people were no longer subjects of the King in the Absolute Monarchy, …

Of Convenience and the Concept of Citizenship

Article by Zikri Rahman. Abstract: The burgeoning presence of convenience store franchises around the world has been such an interesting phenomenon. Through this preliminary writing, the author is looking at the phenomena specifically from the perspective of Taiwan which has a  staggering number of more than 5000 branches of 7-Eleven …

Challenges for the European Union and ASEAN: the problematic of the community of citizens (歐盟與東盟的挑戰: 公民共同體的問題意識)

Article by Juan Alberto Ruiz Casado. Abstract: Since the economic crisis and the implementation of austerity measures under the “There Is No Alternative” neoliberalist mantra, many European nations saw a devaluation of their welfare state and many European citizens experiencing a progressive precarization of their socio-economic situation. Such communities suffered a …

The Bare Life of the Rohingya: The Effect of a Contested Identity on Radicalisation (羅興亞人的裸命: 有爭議身份對激進化的影響)

Article by Hanne Van Regemortel. Abstract: The Rohingya are a Muslim minority who have been living in Myanmar for centuries. The Myanmar Citizenship Law of 1982 refuses to recognize the Rohingya as an indigenous ethnic group of Myanmar thus denying them citizenship. Therefore, Rohingya have no political or social rights, their …