In an age of austerity and ascendant neoliberalism, how do former welfare states
integrate minority populations and territories? The market is replacing the democratic state as the entity responsible for determining inclusion and provisioning rights - through
what means does the state remain a coherent unit?
In this brave new world, how do states integrate minority groups into the national fold? Who gets left behind?
What are the implications for violence and the human condition?
By looking at variables as diverse as radical, pro-secession, and independence
movements, human trafficking, and incarceration, my work investigates the changing
character of the state and the citizen in a market-driven world.
Natalie Delia Deckard
Emory University - Department of Sociology - Tarbutton Hall - Office 234 - 1555 Dickey Drive - Atlanta, GA