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Denationalized Citizenship Theory: What Is the Role of Citizenship Theory in Homeland Security?
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The homeland security community interacts with U.S. citizens every day and the national strategy for homeland security calls for an active and engaged citizenry to play a significant part in homeland security. The naturalization process that makes new citizens and to the many international variables, such as dual citizenship, that affect any interaction with many naturalized U.S. citizens is often overlooked. This thesis presents a qualitative synthesis of the different types of citizenship theory to discover what aspects of this theoretical work are relevant to homeland security. The synthesis of the global, cosmopolitan, diaspora, multicultural, post- and transnational types of citizenship theory produced recommendations for the homeland security community to pay greater attention to and act upon 1 The greater and continuing interaction between immigrants and their countries of origin 2 The countries of origins greater interest and continuing interaction in their migrant populations and 3 Greater understanding of immigrant cultures and histories to better enhance interaction. The need to make U.S. citizenship significant to naturalized citizens to keep them engaged here as much as they are with their countries of origin. The need to standardize the U.S. government s policy towards dual and multiple citizenship status.
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