ABSTRACT

Throughout Europe longstanding ideas of what it means to be a citizen are being challenged. The sense of belonging to a nation has never been more in flux. Simultaneously, nationalistic and racist movements are gaining ground and barriers are being erected against immigration. This volume examines how concepts of citizenship have evolved in different countries and varying contexts. It explores the interconnection between ideas of the nation, modes of citizenship and the treatment of migrants. Adopting a multi-disciplinary and international approach, this collection brings together experts from several fields including political studies, history, law and sociology. By juxtaposing four European countries - Britain, France, Germany and Italy - and setting current trends against a historical background, it highlights important differences and exposes similarities in the urgent questions surrounding citizenship and the treatment of minorities in Europe today.

chapter 1|14 pages

INTRODUCTION

ByDavid Cesarani, Mary Fulbrook

part |2 pages

Part I THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT

chapter 2|13 pages

CHANGING CITIZENSHIP IN EUROPE

Remarks on postnational membership and the national state
ByYasemin Nuhoglu Soysal

chapter 3|25 pages

THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK OF CITIZENSHIP OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

ByElspeth Guild

part |2 pages

Part II CITIZENSHIP, NATIONALITY AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF NATIONAL IDENTITY

chapter 4|17 pages

THE CHANGING CHARACTER OF CITIZENSHIP AND NATIONALITY IN BRITAIN

ByDavid Cesarani

chapter 5|14 pages

NATIONALITIES AND CITIZENSHIPS: THE LESSONS OF THE FRENCH EXPERIENCE FOR

The lessons of the French experience for Germany and Europe Translated by George Lavy and Josh Gibson
ByPatrick Weil

chapter 6|18 pages

GERMANY FOR THE GERMANS?

Citizenship and nationality in a divided nation
ByMary Fulbrook

part |2 pages

Part III THE POLITICIZATION OF ‘DIFFERENCE’

chapter 8|21 pages

THE SPICE OF LIFE? ETHNIC DIFFERENCE, POLITICS AND CULTURE IN MODERN

Ethnic difference, politics and culture in modern Britain
ByTony Kushner

chapter 9|13 pages

THE REVENGE OF CIVIL SOCIETY

State, nation and society in France
ByMax Silverman

chapter 11|30 pages

THE NORTHERN LEAGUE: CHANGING

Changing friends and foes, and its political opportunity structure
ByCarlo Ruzza, Oliver Schmidtke

chapter 12|9 pages

CONCLUSION

ByMary Fulbrook, David Cesarani