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The Resource The cosmopolites : the coming of the global citizen, Atossa Araxia Abrahamian

The cosmopolites : the coming of the global citizen, Atossa Araxia Abrahamian

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The cosmopolites : the coming of the global citizen
Title
The cosmopolites
Title remainder
the coming of the global citizen
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Atossa Araxia Abrahamian
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Language
eng
Summary
The buying and selling of citizenship has become a legitimate, thriving business in just a few years. Entrepreneurs are renouncing America and Europe in favor of tax havens in the Caribbean with the help of a cottage industry of lawyers, bankers, and consultants that specialize in expatriation. But as journalist Atossa Araxia Abrahamian discovered, the story of twenty-first century citizenship is bigger than millionaires buying their second or third passport. When she learned that mysterious middlemen had persuaded the Comoro Islands to turn to selling citizenship as a new source of revenue, she decided to follow the money trail to the Middle East. There, she found that officials in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates had bulk-ordered passports for their bidoon, or stateless population, transforming these men, women, and children without countries into Comorian citizens practically overnight. In her timely and eye-opening first book, Abrahamian travels the globe to meet these willing and unwitting "cosmopolites," or citizens of the world, who show us how transactional and unpredictable national citizenship in the twenty-first century can be. -- Amazon.com
Summary
The buying and selling of citizenship has become a thriving business in just a few years. Not only are businessmen renouncing America or Europe in favor of tax havens like St. Kitts and Antigua; also, cash-strapped and resource-poor island nations, aided by a group of mysterious middlemen, have turned to selling citizenship as a new source of revenue after the 2008 financial crisis. Their customers are oil-rich countries like the United Arab Emirates, which don't want to confer citizenship on their own bidoon, or stateless, minorities
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10456340
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JAI
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364.16/35
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maps
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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the coming of the global citizen
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The cosmopolites : the coming of the global citizen, Atossa Araxia Abrahamian
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
166 pages
Isbn
9780990976363
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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System control number
  • (OCoLC)927317044
  • 2058248
Label
The cosmopolites : the coming of the global citizen, Atossa Araxia Abrahamian
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
166 pages
Isbn
9780990976363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)927317044
  • 2058248

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