Citizenship, rights, and deservingness: Introduction to the special issue

Roberto G. Gonzales*, Nando Sigona, Edelina Muñoz Burciaga

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Over the past few decades, immigration has become a central issue in scholarly and policy debates. While scholarship has worked to uncover underlying mechanisms, the public debate has been too often informed by questions of assimilability and the rule of law drawing distinctions that hold up certain subgroups within a community as deserving and others as undeserving. This introduction to the special issue briefly outlines the theoretical and public debates while describing the articles in the special issue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1531-1533
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Behavioral Scientist
Issue number13
Early online date4 Oct 2016
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4 Oct 2016


  • Belonging
  • Citizenship
  • Deservingness
  • Immigration
  • Rights

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • General Social Sciences


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