The Politics of Citizenship in Europe

Author: Marc Morjé Howard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521870771

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

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In this book, Howard addresses immigrant integration, one of the most critical challenges facing European countries, the resolution of which will in large part depend on how foreigners can become citizens. Howard's research shows that despite remarkable convergence in their economic, judicial, and social policies, the countries of the European Union still maintain very different definitions of citizenship. Based on an innovative measure of national citizenship policies, the book accounts for both historical variation and contemporary change. Howard's historical explanation highlights the legacies of colonialism and early democratization, which unintentionally created relatively inclusive citizenship regimes. Howard's argument focuses on the politics of citizenship, showing in particular how anti-immigrant public opinion - when activated politically, usually by far right movements or public referenda - can block the liberalizing tendencies of political elites. Overall, the book shows the far-reaching implications of this growing and volatile issue.
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The Politics Of European Citizenship

Deepening Contradictions in Social Rights and Migration Policy

Author: Peo Hansen,Sandy Brian Hager

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857456229

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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As the European Union faces the ongoing challenges of legitimacy, identity, and social cohesion, an understanding of the social purpose and direction of EU citizenship becomes increasingly vital. This book is the first of its kind to map the development of EU citizenship and its relation to various localities of EU governance. From a critical political economy perspective, the authors argue for an integrated analysis of EU citizenship, one that considers the interrelated processes of migration, economic transformation, and social change and the challenges they present.
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The Politics of Citizenship in Europe

Author: Marc Morjé Howard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113948320X

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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In this book, Howard addresses immigrant integration, one of the most critical challenges facing European countries, the resolution of which will in large part depend on how foreigners can become citizens. Howard's research shows that despite remarkable convergence in their economic, judicial, and social policies, the countries of the European Union still maintain very different definitions of citizenship. Based on an innovative measure of national citizenship policies, the book accounts for both historical variation and contemporary change. Howard's historical explanation highlights the legacies of colonialism and early democratization, which unintentionally created relatively inclusive citizenship regimes. Howard's argument focuses on the politics of citizenship, showing in particular how anti-immigrant public opinion - when activated politically, usually by far right movements or public referenda - can block the liberalizing tendencies of political elites. Overall, the book shows the far-reaching implications of this growing and volatile issue.
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The Routledge Handbook of the Politics of Migration in Europe

Author: Agnieszka Weinar,Saskia Bonjour,Lyubov Zhyznomirska

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138201187

Category: European Union countries

Page: 466

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The Routledge Handbook of the Politics of Migration in Europe provides a rigorous and critical examination of what is exceptional about the European politics of migration and the study of it. Crucially, this book goes beyond the study of the politics of migration in the handful of Western European countries to showcase a European approach to the study of migration politics, inclusive of tendencies in all geographical parts of Europe (including Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans, Turkey) and of influences of the European Union (EU) on countries in Europe and beyond. Each expert chapter reviews the state of the art field of studies on a given topic or question in Europe as a continent while highlighting any dimensions in scholarly debates that are uniquely European. Thematically organised, it permits analytically fruitful comparisons across various geographical entities within Europe and broadens the focus on European immigration politics and policies beyond the traditional limitations of Western European, immigrant-receiving societies. The Routledge Handbook of the Politics of Migration in Europe will be essential reading and an authoritative reference for scholars, students, researchers and practitioners involved in, and actively concerned about, research on migration, and European and EU Politics.
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Dual Citizenship in Europe

From Nationhood to Societal Integration

Author: Thomas Faist

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317147642

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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In an age of terrorism and securitized immigration, dual citizenship is of central theoretical and political concern. The contributors to this timely volume examine policies regarding dual citizenship across Europe, covering a wide spectrum of countries. The case studies explore the negotiated character and boundaries of political membership and the fundamental beliefs and arguments within distinct political cultures and institutional settings which have shaped debates and policies on citizenship. The analyses explore the similarities and differences in the politics of dual citizenship, to identify the dominant terms of public debates within and across selected immigration and emigration states in Europe. The research demonstrates that policies on dual citizenship are not simply explained by different concepts of nationhood. Instead, concepts of societal integration, which may well be contested in a given polity, are extremely influential.
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The Politics of Consumption

Material Culture and Citizenship in Europe and America

Author: Martin Daunton,Matthew Hilton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847881106

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Objects and commodities have frequently been studied to assess their position within consumer - or material - culture, but all too rarely have scholars examined the politics that lie behind that culture. This book fills the gap and explores the political and state structures that have shaped the consumer and the nature of his or her consumption. From medieval sumptuary laws to recent debates in governments about consumer protection, consumption has always been seen as a highly political act that must be regulated, directed or organized according to the political agendas of various groups. An internationally renowned group of experts looks at the emergence of the rational consuming individual in modern economic thought, the moral and ideological values consumers have attached to their relationships with commodities, and how the practices and theories of consumer citizenship have developed alongside and within the expanding state. How does consumer identity become available to people and how do they use it? How is consumption negotiated in a dictatorship? Are material politics about state politics, consumer politics, or the relationship between these and consumer practices? From the specifics of the politics of consumption in the French Revolution - what was the status of rum? How complicated did a vinegar recipe have to be before the resultant product qualified as 'luxury'? - to the highly contentious twentieth-century debates over American political economy, this original book traces the relationships among political cultures, consumers and citizenship from the eighteenth century to the present.
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The Politics of Everyday Europe

Constructing Authority in the European Union

Author: Kathleen R. McNamara

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198716230

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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How do political authorities build support for themselves and their rule? Doing so is key to accruing power, but it can be a complicated affair. This book shows how social processes can legitimate new rulers and make their exercise of power seem natural. Historically, political authorities have used carefully crafted symbols and practices to create a cultural infrastructure for rule, most notably through nationalism and state-building. The European Union (EU), as a new governance form, faces a particularly acute set of challenges in naturalising itself.
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Citizenship and Migration

Globalization and the Politics of Belonging

Author: Stephen Castles,Castles,Alastair Davidson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415927147

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

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"Castles and Davidson explore these important questions and issues in a wide-ranging and extremely engaging analysis that considers citizenship, difference and democracy both in theoretical and applied terms. Offering a truly international framework, they examine citizenship in both western countries and the Asia-Pacific region and draw on important and illuminating examples throughout to illustrate and extend their argument."--BOOK JACKET.
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Reconstructing Citizenship

The Politics of Nationality Reform and Immigration in Contemporary France

Author: Miriam Feldblum

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791442692

Category: Political Science

Page: 227

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Provides the most comprehensive analysis of the rise of citizenship conflict in contemporary France.
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The Politics of Social Policy in Europe

Author: Maurice Mullard,Simon Lee

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

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'The volume provides a rich quarry of data and ideas on social policy and citizenship.' - Gerda Falkner, Political Studies '. . . this book is inspiring to read since it is full of insights and opens up many of the very central concepts of today's ideological debate about the condition of welfare states of Europe . . . the book can be recommended to students and scholars who want to go beyond the traditional analysis of the European welfare states.' - Lennart Nygren, European Journal of Social Work the Politics of Social Policy in Europe analyses and critically assesses tensions and uncertainties which are haunting social policy provision throughout Europe in the 1990s. the expansion in social expenditures associated with the 1950s and 1970s has been replaced by retrenchment and pessimism in the 1990s. Disillusion prevails throughout the community due to growing disparity between the objectives of policy statements and the real life experience of EU citizens.
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Europe and the Politics of Language

Citizens, Migrants and Outsiders

Author: Máiréad Nic Craith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230501893

Category: Political Science

Page: 217

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Do political boundaries impact on concepts of language? How significant is language for citizenship in contemporary Europe? Can disputed languages acquire full status? Should non-European languages receive recognition from the EU? These are among the many questions explored in this new study of official, regional and disputed languages in an ever-changing European context. Broad policy issues and the performance of the range of instruments of policy at local, national and European levels are illustrated with reference to case studies across Europe.
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Immigration and Citizenship in an Enlarged European Union

The Political Dynamics of Intra-EU Mobility

Author: Simon McMahon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137433922

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

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A distinctive contribution to the politics of citizenship and immigration in an expanding European Union, this book explains how and why differences arise in responses to immigration by examining local, national and transnational dimensions of public debates on Romanian migrants and the Roma minority in Italy and Spain.
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Migration, citizenship and ethno-national identities in the European Union

Author: Marco Martiniello

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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Whereas international migration, ethnic and ethno-national identities and citizenship issues have mainly been discussed separately or two by two (migration and citizenship, citizenship and national identity, etc.) in academic literature, this book attempts to discuss them jointly in a triangular analysis. Migration and the ways in which it is socially constructed constitute a lens through which we can look at both citizenship and ethno-national identity in order to renew these concepts and to increase their explanatory power in a rapidly changing world. The chapters collected in this volume attempt to do so in the context of the European Union. Beyond their theoretical diversity, the authors address, in one way or another, the relationship between migration, ethno-national identities and citizenship issues. Some of them take an empirical perspective while others elaborate quite sophisticated theoretical constructions. Some papers deal strictly with the European Union as such, while others deal with single member states or even with non-EU countries. Some chapters are purely sociological while others have a viewpoint from political science, history or linguistics. But the willingness not to disconnect the three sets of issues addressed appears clearly as a major methodological standpoint in each contribution, even though each author stresses its specificity.
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The Politics of Multiculturalism in the New Europe

Racism, Identity and Community

Author: Tariq Modood,Pnina Werbner

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781856494229

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

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Contains a wealth of fresh theoretical and ethnographic insights into the practice of multiculturalism and the racist challenges it faces throughout the new Europe, from eastern Europe, Scandinavia and southern Europe to the contested heartland of the European Union.
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Citizenship, Democracy and Justice in the New Europe

Author: Percy B. Lehning,Albert Weale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134726716

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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The contributors to this study address the question of how political theory is relevant to the construction of new Europe and the tie-in issues of citizenship, social justice and political legitimacy. By using techniques of contemporary political theory, the book argues that the emergence of new Europe poses fundamental questions of value and principle and challenges more established political theories in the process.
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The Politics of National Minority Participation in Post-communist Europe

State-building, Democracy, and Ethnic Mobilization

Author: Jonathan P. Stein,EastWest Institute (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765605283

Category: Political Science

Page: 298

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This collection systematically analyzes different models of minority politics in Eastern Europe, in an effort to understand why tensions are manageable in some contexts, uncontainable in others. There are case studies of Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, and Romania.
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Dual Nationality, Social Rights and Federal Citizenship in the U.S. and Europe

The Reinvention of Citizenship

Author: Randall Hansen,Patrick Weil

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571818058

Category: Political Science

Page: 341

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Dual nationality has become one of the most divisive issues linked with the politics of migration in Germany and the US. This volume examines the history, consequences and arguments for and against dual citizenship.
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The Politics of Nation Building and Citizenship in Singapore

Author: Michael Hill,Kwen Fee Lian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134856008

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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Since independence in 1965 Singapore has strengthened its own national identity through a conscious process of nation-building and promoting the active role of the citizen within society. Singapore is a state that has firmly rejected welfarism but whose political leaders have maintained that collective values, instead of those of autonomous individuals, are essential to its very survival. The book begins by examining basic concepts of citizenship, nationality and the state in the context of Singapore's arrival at independence. The theme of nation-building is explored and how the creation of a national identity, through building new institutions, has been a central feature of political and social life in Singapore. Of great importance has been education, and a system of multilingual education that is part of a broader government strategy of multiculturalism and multiracialism; both have served the purpose of building a new national identity. Other areas covered by the authors include family planning, housing policy, the creation of parapolitical structures and the imporatnce of shared `Asian values' amongst Singapore's citizens.
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Citizenship and Governance in the European Union

Author: Richard Bellamy,Alex Warleigh

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780826479198

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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European citizenship has been a key issue since the Treaty of Maastricht. Both governmental and non-governmental actors have seen the extension of the citizenship provisions as an important part of the drive to democratize the EU. Recent years have seen some important institutional and political developments. The Treaty of Amsterdam clarified the formal allocation of citizenship rights, emphasising the complementary nature of EU citizenship with respect to member state nationality. It also made significant changes to European citizenship as an institutionalized practice, and incorporated the Schengen agreements on freedom of movement. European citizenship has attracted the attention of both EU and citizenship scholars. However, these groups frequently talk past each other. This book is the first to address both groups. Contributions by experts across several disciplines link citizenship not only to the Treaty provisions but also to the emerging patterns of governance in, and the policy regimes of, the EU. Normative and empirical analysis is combined to reveal the political, legal, economic and social dimensions of this new status, charting its development through the practices of both the EU institutions and its holders, EU citizens themselves. The authors argue that EU citizenship is about far more than the rights member state nationals are granted by the Treaty. It is also steeped in the policies and institutions of the Union itself and in particular their ability to engage the general public.
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