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Dominelli and Moosa-Mitha Reconfiguring Citizenship: Introduction Lena Dominelli and Mehmoona Moosa-Mitha Introduction Citizenship, currently a legal status that grants entitlements to social, political and economic rights within a nation-state, encompasses a trendy discourse about inclusivity whereby residents of a particular territory can assert claims to social justice and human rights. Social exclusion has been part and parcel of citizenship policies and practices through its association with the nation- state (Lorenz, 1994). Consequently, citizens and non-citizens may be refused required state services required during problematic points in their lives. Social workers, as professionals committed to supporting individuals, groups and communities in realising their rights to well- being, have engaged in debates concerning citizenship status and citizenship practices and made their own specific contributions by interrogating claims to inclusivity as reflected in state policies and professional practices. These have uncovered infringement of citizenship rights among those having rights only in theory. Such examples include women refused state assistance in their own right when in a relationship with a man, as occurred in the West through the ‘man about the house’ rule in the United States and ‘cohabitation rule’ in the UK; and differential pay for men and women undertaking the same work globally (Dominelli, 1991); and women not being allowed to drive cars in Saudi Arabia (Ghafour, 2013; Berwamy, 2013). Other violations of citizenship rights are less recognised because they occur when the citizens of one country cross borders into another and are not legally entitled to receive state care. This happens regularly to those whose claims for asylum have been rejected (Humphries and Hayes, 2004); or uninsured tourists who fall ill in a country of which they are not a national when there is no bilateral or multilateral agreement authorising treatment without charge. This book signifies another
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