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How digital citizenship regimes are rescaling European Nation-States

Calzada, Igor ORCID: 2022. How digital citizenship regimes are rescaling European Nation-States. Space and Polity 26 (1) , pp. 44-52. 10.1080/13562576.2022.2072197

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This provocation shows how five emerging digital citizenship regimes are rescaling European nation-states through a taxonomy: (i) the globalised/generalisable regime called pandemic citizenship that clarifies how post-COVID-19 datafication processes have amplified the emergence of four digital citizenship regimes in six city-regions; (ii) algorithmic citizenship (Tallinn); (iii) liquid citizenship (Barcelona/Amsterdam); (iv) metropolitan citizenship (Cardiff); and (v) stateless citizenship (Barcelona/Glasgow/Bilbao). I argue that this phenomenon should matter to us insofar as these emerging digital citizenship regimes have resulted in nation-state space rescaling, challenging its heretofore privileged position as the only natural platform for the monopoly of technopolitical and sensory power.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
J Political Science > JX International law
J Political Science > JZ International relations
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Additional Information: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License ( licenses/by/4.0/)
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 1470-1235
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 28 April 2022
Date of Acceptance: 26 April 2022
Last Modified: 19 May 2023 00:13

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