Prof Engin Isin
Professor of Citizenship
Politics & International Studies
Engin Isin joined the Open University in 2007, after fifteen years of teaching and research at York University, Toronto, Canada. He was professor of social science (1993-2001) and Canada Research Chair (2002-2007) in the Division of Social Science. He gained his first degree in the Faculty of Architecture at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey (1982) and his PhD in geography at University of Toronto, Canada (1990).
Professor Isin has supervised a generation of interdisciplinary postgraduate students at York University and designed and taught interdisciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The Culture of Cities, The Neurotic Citizen, Queer Citizenship, Theorizing Acts, and Governing Citizens were amongst his most original courses.Research InterestsProfessor Isin has published widely on the politics of citizenship involving various sites, scales and subjects. From Cities Without Citizens (1992) to Being Political (2002) his concern has been to document historically how citizenship has been contested by its ‘others’ (strangers, outsiders, aliens) and how their claims to rights has constituted them as responsible subjects. His current projects include The Gift of Law, Enacting European Citizenship, and Governing Affects.
"Understanding the Third World Urban Landscape." Environments 17 (1): 18-28.
"The Urban Geography of Underdevelopment: A Case of Petty Commodity Production." Geoforum 18 (2): 127-149.
The Birth of the Modern City in British North America: An Introduction. Toronto: University of Toronto. Centre for Urban and Community Studies.
"Cities and Canadian Federalism: A Colonial Legacy." In Political Arrangements: Power and the City, edited by H. Lustiger-Thaler. Montreal: Black Rose Books.
Cities without Citizens: Modernity of the City as a Corporation . Montreal: Black Rose Books.
With Ray Tomalty. Resettling Cities . Ottawa: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
"The Dangers of Discourse on the ‘Global City’." In Toronto Region in the World Economy, edited by E. Isin. 205-211. North York: York University.
"The (Re)Emergence of the Concept of Citizenship in Academic Discourse." Canadian Journal of Urban Research 2 (3).
(Ed.) Toronto Region in the World Economy . Toronto: York University.
"The Origins of Canadian Municipal Government." In Canadian Metropolitics: Governing Our Cities, edited by J. Lightbody. Mississauga, ON: Copp Clark.
"Rethinking the Origins of Canadian Municipal Government." Canadian Journal of Urban Research 4 (1): 73-92.
Who Is the New Citizen? Class, Territory, Identity . Vol. 16, Urban Studies Programme Working Paper. Toronto: York University.
"Global City-Regions and Citizenship." In Local Places in the Age of the Global City, edited by D. Bell, R. Keil and G. Wekerle. Montreal: Black Rose Books.
"Metropolis Unbound: Legislators and Interpreters of Urban Form." In City Lives and City Forms: Critical Urban Research and Canadian Urbanism, edited by J. Caulfield and L. Peake. 121-135. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
"Who Is the New Citizen? Toward a Genealogy." Citizenship Studies 1 (1): 115-132.
"Governing Toronto without Government: Liberalism and Neoliberalism." Studies in Political Economy 56 (Summer): 169-191.
With Thomas Osborne and Nikolas Rose. Governing Cities: Liberalism, Neoliberalism, Advanced Liberalism . Vol. 19, Urban Studies Programme Working Paper. Toronto: York University.
With Myer Siemiatycki. "Immigration, Diversity and Urban Citizenship in Toronto." Canadian Journal of Regional Science 20 (1&2): 73-102.
"Cities and Citizenship." Citizenship Studies 3 (2).
"Citizenship, Class and the Global City." Citizenship Studies 3 (2).
Fate and Faith: Claiming Urban Citizenship in Immigrant Toronto . Toronto: Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement.
With Joanne Wolfson. The Making of the Megacity: An Introduction . Vol. 21, Urban Studies Programme Working Paper. Toronto: York University.
With Patricia K. Wood. Citizenship and Identity . London: Sage.
(Ed.) Democracy, Citizenship and the Global City , Innis Centenary Series. London: Routledge.
"Governing Cities without Government." In Democracy, Citizenship and the Global City, edited by E. F. Isin. London: Routledge.
"Introduction: Democracy, Citizenship and the City." In Democracy, Citizenship and the Global City, edited by E. F. Isin. London: Routledge.
"Social and Political Tectonic Plates of Turkey." Literary Review of Canada 8 (1): 26-28.
"Istanbul's Conflicting Paths to Citizenship: Islamization and Globalization." In Global City-Regions: Trends and Prospects, Policy Questions, Theoretical Debates, edited by A. J. Scott. 349-368. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Being Political: Genealogies of Citizenship . Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
"Ways of Being Political", Distinktion, 4:7-28.
With Bryan. S. Turner. Eds., Handbook of Citizenship Studies London: Sage.
"Citizenship Studies: An Introduction " in Engin F. Isin & Bryan S. Turner, eds., Handbook of Citizenship Studies London: Sage.
"City, Democracy and Citizenship: Historical Images, Contemporary Practices " in Engin F. Isin & Bryan S. Turner, eds., Handbook of Citizenship Studies London: Sage.
"Citizenship after Orientalism" in Engin F. Isin & Bryan S. Turner, eds., Handbook of Citizenship Studies London: Sage.
With Myer Siemiatycki. “Making Space for Mosques: Claiming Urban Citizenship.” In Race, Space and the Law: The Making of a White Settler Society, edited by S. Razack.
“Historical Sociology of the City.” In Handbook of Historical Sociology, edited by G. Delanty and E. F. Isin. 312-325. London: Sage.
With Gerard Delanty. Eds. Handbook of Historical Sociology. London: Sage.
“The Neurotic Citizen.” Citizenship Studies 8 (3): 217-235.
“Ottoman Citizenship after Orientalism.” In Challenges to Citizenship in a Globalizing World: European Questions and Turkish Experiences, edited by F. Keyman and A. Icduygu. London: Routledge.
With Alexandre Lefebvre . “The Gift of Law: Greek Euergetism and Ottoman Waqf.” European Journal of Social Theory 8 (1): 5-23.
“Citizenship and the Nation-State in Greece and Turkey (Review).” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 24 (2): 465-467.
"Theorizing the European City". In Gerard Delanty (Ed.), Handbook of Contemporary European Social Theory London: Routledge, 323-332.
With Bryan S. Turner. 2007. “Investigating Citizenship: An Agenda for Citizenship Studies.” Citizenship Studies 11 (1): 5-17.
With Kim Rygiel. 2007. “Abject Spaces: Frontiers, Zones, Camps.” In Logics of Biopower and the War on Terror, edited by E. Dauphinee and C. Masters. 181-203. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave.
With Kim Rygiel. 2007. “Of Other Global Cities: Frontiers, Zones, Camps.” In Cities and Globalization: Challenges for Citizenship, edited by H. Wimmen. London: Saqi Books.
With Melissa Finn. 2007. “Bombs, Bodies, Acts: The Banalization of Suicide.” In War, Citizenship, Territory, edited by D. Cowen and E. Gilbert. London: Routledge.
“City.State: Critique of Scalar Thought.” Citizenship Studies 11 (2): 211-228.
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