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A registration crisis? History and policy

In October 2012 the British Academy published a volume of essays on ‘Registration and Recognition’, looking at how the individual has been documented in different periods of history and in very different societies across the world. In this extract from their introduction, editors Simon Szreter and Keith Breckenridge consider the implications of post-9/11 approaches to identifying and registering citizens, and explain how their volume contributes to the debate.

• Simon Szreter and Keith Breckenridge

The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.

Published in British Academy Review, Issue 21 (January 2013).