Citizenship and Nationhood in France and Germany

Author: Rogers BRUBAKER

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674028945

Category: History

Page: 284

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"The difference between French and German definitions of citizenship is instructive - and, for millions of immigrants from North Africa, Turkey, and Eastern Europe, decisive. Rogers Brubaker shows how this difference - between the territorial basis of the French citizenry and the German emphasis on blood descent - was shaped and sustained by sharply differing understandings of nationhood, rooted in distinctive French and German paths to nation-statehood". --Publisher.

Europe's Angry Muslims

The Revolt of The Second Generation

Author: Robert Leiken

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199752621

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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Europe's Angry Muslims traces the routes, expectations and destinies of immigrant parents and the plight of their children, transporting both the general reader and specialist from immigrants' ancestral villages to their new enclaves in Europe. It guides readers through Islamic nomenclature, chronicles the motive force of the Islamist narrative, offers them lively portraits of jihadists, and takes them inside radical mosques and into the minds of suicide bombers. Through interviews of former radicals and security agents and examination of the sermons of radical imams, Robert Leiken presents an unsentimental yet compassionate account of Islam's growing presence in the West. His nuanced and authoritative analysis-historical, sociological, theological and anthropological-warns that conflating rioters and Islamists, folk and fundamentalist Muslims, pietists and jihadis, and immigrants and their children is the method of strategic incoherence. Now with a new preface analyzing the rise of ISIL, this book offers a cogent overview of how global terror and its responding foreign policy interacts with the lives of Muslim, first-and second generation immigrants in Europe.

Challenging Ethnic Citizenship

German and Israeli Perspectives on Immigration

Author: Daniel Levy,Yfaat Weiss

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571812926

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

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Includes statistics.

Nationalism in Europe and America

Politics, Cultures, and Identities since 1775

Author: Lloyd S. Kramer

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807869058

Category: History

Page: 272

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Examining the history of nationalism's pervasive influence on modern politics and cultural identities, Lloyd Kramer discusses how nationalist ideas gained emotional and cultural power after the revolutionary upheavals in the late eighteenth-century Atlantic world. Nationalism in Europe and America analyzes the multiple historical contexts and intellectual themes that have shaped modern nationalist cultures, including the political claims for national sovereignty, the emergence of nationalist narratives in historical writing and literature, the fusion of nationalism and religion, and the overlapping conceptions of gender, families, race, and national identities. Kramer emphasizes the similarities in American and European nationalist thought, showing how European ideas about land, history, and national destiny flourished in the United States while American ideas about national independence and political rights reappeared among European nationalists and also influenced the rise of anticolonial nationalisms in twentieth-century Asia and Africa. By placing nationalist ideas and conflicts within the specific, cross-cultural framework of Atlantic history and extending his analysis to the twentieth-century world wars, Kramer offers readers a thoughtful perspective on nationalism's enduring political and cultural importance throughout the modern world.

The Politics of Immigration

Contradictions of the Liberal State

Author: James Hampshire

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745671411

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Immigration is one of the most contested issues on the political agenda of liberal states across Europe and North America. While these states can be open and inclusive to newcomers, they are also often restrictive and exclusionary. The Politics of Immigration examines the sources of these apparently contradictory stances, locating answers in the nature of the liberal state itself. The book shows how four defining facets of the liberal state - representative democracy, constitutionalism, capitalism, and nationhood - generate conflicting imperatives for immigration policymaking, which in turn gives rise to paradoxical, even contradictory, policies. The first few chapters of the book outline this framework, setting out the various actors, institutions and ideas associated with each facet. Subsequent chapters consider its implications for different elements of the immigration policy field, including policies towards economic and humanitarian immigration, as well as citizenship and integration. Throughout, the argument is illustrated with data and examples from the major immigrant-receiving countries of Europe and North America. This book will be essential reading for students and researchers in migration studies, politics and international relations, and all those interested in understanding why immigration remains one of the most controversial and intractable policy issues in the Western world.

Institutional Accommodation and the Citizen

Legal and Political Interaction in a Pluralist Society

Author: N.A

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287167408

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 325

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The question of accommodations that institutions and citizens must make to ensure social cohesion in pluralist societies is of concern to the Council of Europe. How will we live and interact together in diversity? It is becoming increasingly important to provide responses and devise innovative frameworks (in the legal sphere, in national education and training in competences and in institutional practice) which can help build a shared vision while at the same time respecting each individual. By comparing European and Canadian responses, among others, the articles featured in this volume explore this complex issue. They contribute to a major social debate and outline a vision of the future that allows us to set aside mutual suspicion and develop institutional arrangements and forms of social interaction capable of making diversity a factor for progress, well-being and social justice. They also remind us that poverty combined with stigmatisation based on identity leads to stasis, social malaise and an increase in security measures, which ultimately prevent societies from evolving through risk taking, shared responsibility, dialogue and consultation.

Kultfigur und Nation

öffentliche Denkmäler in Paris, Berlin und London, 1848-1914

Author: Helke Rausch

Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag

ISBN: 9783486575798

Category: Art

Page: 797

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Nicht nur Nationalstaaten, sondern die Idee der Nation selbst hat eine Geschichte. Die Forschungen der letzten Jahre haben sie mehr und mehr als "imaginierte Gemeinschaft" entschlüsselt. Trotz ihrer unbestreitbar durchschlagenden und vieles umwerfenden Gestaltungskraft ist die moderne Nation am ehesten als kulturelles Gebilde, als komplexes Bündel von Ordnungsentwürfen und kollektiven Sinnzuschreibungen zu fassen. Denkmäler zu errichten ist dabei ein - entscheidendes - Merkmal der nationalen Identifikation. In einem transnationalen Vergleich spannt Helke Rausch Denkmal-Topographien in den Metropolen Paris, Berlin und London auf. Sie untersucht, wie Denkmäler als ikonographische Mittel genutzt wurden, um die Nation als Einheit zu schaffen und zu zementieren.

Der europäische Raum

Die Konstruktion europäischer Grenzen

Author: Petra Deger,Robert Hettlage

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531902466

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

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In dem Sammelband steht die Verbindung zwischen theoretischen und praktischen Bedeutungen von Raum als Grundlage politischer Organisationen von Territorien im Zentrum. Von besonderem Interesse ist auch die symbolische Konstruktion von Staaten (und anderen politischen Einheiten) sowie deren Implikationen für nationale und/oder räumliche Identität. Neue räumliche Bedingungen und das Verschwinden von Grenzen sind nicht nur ein politisches, sondern auch ein kulturelles Phänomen. Gerade im Prozess der Europäischen Einigung wird das deutlich: Da es klar ausgebildete nationale Identitäten gibt, ist noch kaum ein Ort für die Genese einer europäischen Identität zu sehen.

Identity, Citizenship, and Violence in Two Sudans: Reimagining a Common Future

Author: A. Idris

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113737179X

Category: History

Page: 170

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The 2011 split of Sudan and the conflicts that have followed make it a case of ongoing significance for understanding state-building in Africa. Examining both the north-south divide and the spread of violence from Darfur, this study shows how colonial legacies have shaped state formation and charts out a path to inclusive citizenship and democracy.

Integration and New Limits on Citizenship Rights

Denmark and Beyond

Author: N. Stokes-DuPass

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137469056

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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Integration and New Limits on Citizenship Rights is a state-centered analysis of citizenship, immigration and social identity. It explores the increasing role of nation states as critical actors in using social policy to affect the social location of immigrants and ethnics and also to redefine what it means to be a full citizen.

From Migrants to Citizens

Membership in a Changing World

Author: Douglas B. Klusmeyer,Thomas Alexander Aleinikoff

Publisher: Carnegie Endowment

ISBN: 0870031597

Category: Political Science

Page: 514

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Citizenship policies are changing rapidly in the face of global migration trends and the inevitable ethnic and racial diversity that follows. The debates are fierce. What should the requirements of citizenship be? How can multi-ethnic states forge a collective identity around a common set of values, beliefs and practices? What are appropriate criteria for admission and rights and duties of citizens? This book includes nine case studies that investigate immigration and citizenship in Australia, the Baltic States, Canada, the European Union, Israel, Mexico, Russia, South Africa and the United States. This complete collection of essays scrutinizes the concrete rules and policies by which states administer citizenship, and highlights similarities and differences in their policies. From Migrants to Citizens, the only comprehensive guide to citizenship policies in these liberal-democratic and emerging states, will be an invaluable reference for scholars in law, political science, and citizenship theory. Policymakers and government officials involved in managing citizenship policy in the United States and abroad will find this an excellent, accessible overview of the critical dilemmas that multi-ethnic societies face as a result of migration and global interdependencies at the end of the twentieth century.

Wer darf Mitglied werden?

Einbürgerung in Deutschland und Frankreich im Vergleich

Author: Heike Hagedorn

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663118339

Category: Social Science

Page: 253

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Das Buch analysiert die aktuellen Entwicklungen in der deutschen und der französischen Einbürgerungspolitik. Das deutsche Staatsangehörigkeitsmodell wird häufig als "ethnisch-chauvinistisch", das französische hingegen als "liberal-revolutionär" klassifiziert. Anhand der rechtlichen Grundlagen, der Implementation und des politischen Diskurses wird diese These empirisch überprüft. Die Ergebnisse erfordern ein Umdenken: Das deutsche und das französische Staatsangehörigkeitsrecht ist nicht einseitig sondern differenziert zu bewerten. Der Implementation und der Öffentlichkeitsarbeit kommt eine entscheidende Bedeutung zu, das zeigen die Unterschiede zwischen den Ländern bzw. Regionen. Die Konzeptionen der Staatsangehörigkeit sind in erster Linie auf die politische Ausrichtung und nicht auf nationale Traditionen zurückzuführen.

Shifting Boundaries of Belonging and New Migration Dynamics in Europe and China

Author: L. Pries

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230369723

Category: Political Science

Page: 209

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This book explores the role that boundary making plays in creating a societal understanding of current migration dynamics and, by extension, in legitimising migration regimes. By comparing most recent developments in Europe and China, it reveals insights on convergent social and political practices of boundary making under divergent conditions.

Ireland

Contested Ideas of Nationalism and History

Author: Hugh F. Kearney

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814749302

Category: History

Page: 309

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What is the Irish nation? Who is included in it? Are its borders delimited by religion, ethnicity, language, or civic commitment? And how should we teach its history? These and other questions are carefully considered by distinguished historian Hugh F. Kearney in Ireland: Contested Ideas of Nationalism and History. The insightful essays collected here all circle around Ireland, with the first section attending to questions of nationalism and the second addressing pivotal moments in the history and historiography of the isle. Kearney contends that Ireland represents a striking example of the power of nationalism, which, while unique in many ways, provides an illuminating case study for students of the modern world. He goes on to elaborate his revisionist “four nations” approach to Irish history. In the book, Kearney recounts his own development in the field and the key personalities, departments, and movements he encountered along the way. It is a unique portrait not only of a humane and sensitive historian, but of the historical profession (and the practice of history) in Britain, Ireland, and the United States from the 1940s to the late 20th century-at once public intellectual history and fascinating personal memoir.

Peasant and French

Cultural Contact in Rural France During the Nineteenth Century

Author: James R. Lehning

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521467704

Category: History

Page: 239

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Describes the negotiation of French national identity during the nineteenth century in terms of the relationship between the French and their rural cultures.