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Cambridge Studies in Law and Society : The Invention of the Passport: Surveillance, Citizenship and the State - John C. Torpey

Cambridge Studies in Law and Society

The Invention of the Passport: Surveillance, Citizenship and the State


Published: 26th July 2018
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This book presents the first detailed history of the modern passport and why it became so important for controlling movement in the modern world. It explores the history of passport laws, the parliamentary debates about those laws, and the social responses to their implementation. The author argues that modern nation-states and the international state system have "monopolized the 'legitimate means of movement'," rendering persons dependent on states' authority to move about -- especially, though not exclusively, across international boundaries. This new edition reviews other scholarship, much of which was stimulated by the first edition, addressing the place of identification documents in contemporary life. It also updates the story of passport regulations from the publication of the first edition, which appeared just before the terrorist attacks of 9/11, to the present day.

Preface to the Second Edition; Introduction; 1. Coming and Going: On the State Monopolization of the Legitimate "Means of Movement"; 2. "Argus of the Patrie": The Passport Question in the French Revolution; 3. Sweeping Out Augeas's Stable: The Nineteenth-Century Trend Toward Freedom of Movement; 4. Toward the "Crustacean Type of Nation": The Proliferation of Identification Documents From the Late Nineteenth Century to the First World War; 5. From National to Postnational? Passports and Constraints on Movement from the Interwar to the Postwar Era; 6. "Everything Changed That Day": Passport Regulations After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001; Conclusion: A Typology of "Papers"; References; Index

ISBN: 9781108462945
ISBN-10: 1108462944
Series: Cambridge Studies in Law and Society
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 26th July 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 15.4  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised