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The Politics of Citizenship in Europe / Edition 1

The Politics of Citizenship in Europe / Edition 1

by Marc Morje Howard
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ISBN-13: 9780521691277
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/30/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Marc Morj� Howard is an Associate Professor of Government at Georgetown University. He is the author of The Weakness of Civil Society in Post-Communist Europe (Cambridge, 2003), an award-winning book, and he has published numerous articles in a wide array of academic journals.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Argument: 1. Citizenship in cross-national perspective: an empirical baseline in the EU-15; 2. Historical variation and legacies: the impact of colonialism and early democratization; 3. Continuity and change in the contemporary period: the impact of public mobilization; Part II. Cases: 4. Liberalizing change: Sweden, Finland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Portugal; 5. Restrictive continuity: Austria, Denmark, Italy, Spain, and Greece; 6. Partial liberalization with a restrictive backlash: Germany; 7. Citizenship battles in the historically liberal countries: France, Belgium, the United Kingdom, and Ireland; 8. The new European frontier: the 12 Accession countries;Conclusion; Appendix I; Appendix II.

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Majo More than 1 year ago
As a European I was very interested in this book. It was a surprise for me to hear that the French policy of citizenship, and the British,and the Belgian are considered the most liberal in Europe, because they were colonial countries, welcoming citizens from their former colonies. The French, so far, have always considered we were a resrictive country... In fact, the book shows Austria, Italy an Dennemark are much more restrictive because they have had strong far right political parties Germany itself has been much more restrictive, opposing dual citizenship. For a long time they have had a blood based definition of citizenship. Due to the downturn in the economy, everybody is becoming interested in the issue of immigration worldwide, and it is a well worth reading book if you want to know more.