Soldiers and citizens
Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
How to Cite
Bernazzoli, R. 2013. Soldiers and citizens. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
The phenomena of migration, military service, citizenship, and violence have been linked around the globe and throughout history. Soldiers and citizens exist in a nexus (soldiers are citizens and citizens are soldiers) rather than as actors occupying separate “military” and “civilian” realms. Processes of human migration facilitate this mutual construction of soldiers and citizens as organized violence displaces people, but also creates pathways to belonging for those “outside” a particular community. The examples discussed below demonstrate the manifold ways in which the fundamental links between soldiers, citizens, and migration have shaped social realities over time and across space.
- civil war;