A research report for the Lord Goldsmith Citizenship Review.
International migration to (and from) the UK has increased since the early 1990s. Rising asylum inflows, labour migration responding to strong economic conditions, student migration to the UK's large higher education sector and large-scale movements from new European Union member states have together added some 2 million over the last decade to the foreign-born population resident in the UK.
This report examines how a government committed to progressive notions of citizenship might respond to the fact that fewer people are willing to take up British citizenship or able to establish long-term roots within communities.
In other words, we ask how government can promote citizenship among a population that includes growing numbers of non-citizens . We hope that the report will contribute not just to Lord Goldsmith's review but also to other debates about social cohesion, integration, and Britishness and citizenship.
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