Citizenship Acquisition And National Belonging: Migration, Membership and the Liberal Democratic…

Hardcover | December 15, 2009

EditorGideon Calder, Phillip Cole, Jonathan Seglow

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Invoked by politicians, promoted in policy, and sought by migrants, citizenship is a crucial marker of what makes being a member of society valuable, and of what membership entails in a world of fluid boundaries. This volume explores questions of admission to the state and to citizenship, the justifiability of criteria and the impact of exclusions.

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Invoked by politicians, promoted in policy, and sought by migrants, citizenship is a crucial marker of what makes being a member of society valuable, and of what membership entails in a world of fluid boundaries. This volume explores questions of admission to the state and to citizenship, the justifiability of criteria and the impact o...

GIDEON CALDER is Reader in Social Ethics in the School of Health and Social Sciences at the University of Wales, Newport, UK. JONATHAN SEGLOW is Senior Lecturer in Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway College, University of London, UK. PHILLIP COLE is Associate Dean for Research in the S...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.88 × 5.64 × 0.69 inPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230203191

ISBN - 13:9780230203198

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Migration and Membership;  P. Cole
The American Fence: The Immorality of Membership;  P. Cole
On Membership and Free Movement;  T. Torresi
Republican Requirements for Access to Citizenship;  I. Honohan
Citizenship Goes Public;  D. Kostakopoulou
Becoming Citizens: Naturalization in the Liberal State;  J. Hampshire
Linguistic Proficiency and the Acquisition of Citizenship;  A. Shorten
Resident Aliens, Non-resident Citizens and Voting Rights;  D. Owen
What is 'Britishness' and is it Important?;  R. Sales
Introducing the Majority to Ethnicity: And do they like what they see?; R. Mann & S. Fenton
Conclusion: Practice and Policy;  J. Seglow & G. Calder