The Politics of Citizenship in Europe

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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.

The Politics of European Citizenship

Deepening Contradictions in Social Rights and Migration Policy

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Author: Peo Hansen,Sandy Brian Hager

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857456210

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.

Reconstructing Citizenship

The Politics of Nationality Reform and Immigration in Contemporary France

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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.

The Politics of Citizenship in Europe

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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.

Europe and the Politics of Language

Citizens, Migrants and Outsiders

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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.

The Politics of Consumption

Material Culture and Citizenship in Europe and America

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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.

The Politics of National Minority Participation in Post-communist Europe

State-building, Democracy, and Ethnic Mobilization

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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.

The Politics of Nation Building and Citizenship in Singapore

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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.

The Politics of Immigration in France, Britain, and the United States

A Comparative Study

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Author: M. Schain

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137047895

Category: Political Science

Page: 334

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Updated through 2012 with all-new material in every chapter, Schain's book provides a detailed, comparative look at the policies that drive and inform immigration politics in three Western countries, and shows how immigration policy has political sources far beyond labor market needs.

Citizenship and Migration

Globalization and the Politics of Belonging

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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.

Citizenship, Democracy and Justice in the New Europe

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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.

The Routledge Handbook of the Politics of Migration in Europe

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Author: Agnieszka Weinar,Saskia Bonjour,Lyubov Zhyznomirska

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315512831

Category: Political Science

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.

Citizenship and Nationhood in France and Germany

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Author: Rogers BRUBAKER

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674131781

Category: History

Page: 270

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We live in a world bounded and defined by the legal institution of citizenship. The plight of immigrants moving across Western Europe has made this a particularly salient point, one frequently missed but finally brought into sharp focus here. Linking law, state, economy, and culture across two countries and centuries, this book offers a powerful explanation of forces that shape the modern world and delineate its future.

The Politics of Social Policy in Europe

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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.

Immigration and Citizenship in an Enlarged European Union

The Political Dynamics of Intra-EU Mobility

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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.

The Politics of Everyday Europe

Constructing Authority in the European Union

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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.

Building Europe

The Cultural Politics of European Integration

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Author: Cris Shore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136283528

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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The development of the European Union has been one of the most profound advances in European politics and society this century. Yet the institutions of Europe and the 'Eurocrats' who work in them have constantly attracted negative publicity, culminating in the mass resignation of the European Commissioners in March 1999. In this revealing study, Cris Shore scrutinises the process of European integration using the techniques of anthropology, and drawing on thought from across the social sciences. Using the findings of numerous interviews with EU employees, he reveals that there is not just a subculture of corruption within the institutions of Europe, but that their problems are largely a result of the way the EU itself is constituted and run. He argues that European integration has largely failed in bringing about anything but an ever-closer integration of the technical, political and financial elites of Europe - at the expense of its ordinary citizens. This critical anthropology of European integration is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the culture and politics of the EU.