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Citizenship and Belonging: The Development of UK Immigration Policy

  • James Hampshire

Abstract

In this chapter I argue that the imperial citizenship regime constructed in the immediate post-war years constrained the British Government’s ability to control colonial immigration, such that an unwieldy distinction between ‘belonging’ and ‘non-belonging’ citizens had to be developed in order to justify restrictive legislation. During the 1950s and 1960s, as non-white colonial immigrants arrived in Britain, hostility and fear drove the Government to restrict their entry.

Keywords

Immigration Policy Race Relation British Nationality Commonwealth Government British Subject 
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Copyright information

© James Hampshire 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • James Hampshire
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  1. 1.University of SussexUK

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