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Palgrave Macmillan

Ethnic Citizenship Regimes

Europeanization, Post-war Migration and Redressing Past Wrongs

ISBN 9780230318557
Publication Date May 2011
Formats Ebook (EPUB) Hardcover Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series

National citizenship is still the last bastion of states' sovereignty, meaning that EU institutions cannot exercise any direct influence on national citizenship legislation in the EU member states. On the other hand, the process of political integration in the EU, international human rights' development and globalization are claimed to have indirectly challenged states' exclusive competences in that legal area. As a consequence of these processes a number of questions arise: what kind of national citizenship has developed in the member states of the European Union? Which principles have informed it? Which factors have triggered the legislative reforms? This book sheds light on the processes that have transformed national citizenship of the European Union's member states and explains the legislative changes that have taken place since the mid-1980s in Germany, Hungary and Poland.

ALEKSANDRA MAATSCH is Senior Researcher at the Jean Monnet Centre for European Studies at the University of Bremen, Germany.

Citizenship in a Migratory World
Comparative Citizenship Research: Competing Accounts Explaining Convergence and Divergence
National Parliaments as Deliberative Bodies
Legislative Reforms of National Citizenship: Patterns of Convergence and Divergence in Germany, Hungary and Poland (1985-2007)
Explaining Convergence and Divergence of National Citizenship Legislation: a Comparative Analysis of Parliamentary Debates
Toward Convergence: Horizontal Europeanization of National Citizenship Legislation
Conclusions
Appendix
Bibliography

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