Dual Nationality, Social Rights and Federal Citizenship in the U.S. and Europe: The Reinvention of Citizenship

Dual Nationality, Social Rights and Federal Citizenship in the U.S. and Europe: The Reinvention of Citizenship

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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, the first one in decades to focus on this issue, examines the history, consequences and arguments for and against dual citizenship, and uses dual nationality as the basis of a reflection on important issues closely related to it: social rights, European citizenship and federal citizenship. It pays particular attention to questions such as: What are the major arguments in favor and against dual nationality? Why has dual nationality provoked such contrasting responses, being a non-issue in the UK, for instance, and an extremely controversial one in Germany? How is dual nationality used by states to influence politics and policy in other states? How does it relate to the aim of integrating ethnic migrants and to broader issues in social policy and European integration?

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ISBN-13: 9781571818058
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/01/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Patrick Weil is Director of Research at CNRS in the Centre for Research on the History of Social Movements and Trade Unionism, Paris I - Sorbonne. He is the author of a report for the French Prime Minister on French nationality and immigration law in 1997 and is a member of the French Consultative Commission on Human Rights.

Randall Hansen is Fellow and Tutor in Politics at Merton College, University of Oxford.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors

Introduction: Dual Citizenship in a Changed World: Immigration, Gender and Social Rights

Randall Hansen and Patrick Weil

Chapter 1. Embracing Dual Nationality

Peter Spiro

Chapter 2. New Rules for Dual Nationality

David Martin

Chapter 3. Plural

Peter H. Schuck

Chapter 4. Citizenship and Civil Society: What Rights for Residents?

Joseph S. Carens

Chapter 5. Germany's Citizenship Law under Immigration Pressure

Kay Hailbronner

Chapter 6. Dual Nationality and Naturalisation Policies in the German Länder

Peter Friedrich Bultmann

Chapter 7. Türken mit Deutschem Pass: Sociological and Political Perspectives on Dual Nationality in Germany

Riva Kastoryano

Chapter 8. The Dog that didn't Bark: Dual Nationality in the United Kingdom

Randall Hansen

Chapter 9. Dual Nationality and the French Citizenship Tradition

Géraud de la Pradelle

Chapter 10. The Attack on Social Rights: U.S. Citizenship Devalued

Susan Martin

Chapter 11. Seeking Shelter: Immigrants and the Divergence of Social Rights and Citizenship in the United States

Michael Jones Correra

Chapter 12. Variations in Transnational Belonging: Lessons from Brazil and the Dominican Republic

Peggy Levitt

Chapter 13. EU Citizenship at the 1996 IGC

Carlos Closa

Chapter 14. The Question of Nationality within a Federation: A Neglected Issue in Nationality Law

Olivier Beaud



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