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From Migrants to Citizens : Membership in a Changing World - T Aleinikoff

From Migrants to Citizens

Membership in a Changing World

By: T Aleinikoff (Editor), D Klusmeyer (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st April 2000
ISBN: 9780870031595
Number Of Pages: 480

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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.

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"It is a valuable supplement to those aware of the issues as well as those at the starting gates of the topic." --Norman Vasu, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Progress In Development Studies 2 (1)

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Citizenship in Countries of Immigration
Introductionp. 25
Citizenship and Immigration in Australiap. 32
The Dilemmas of Canadian Citizenship Lawp. 82
Between Principles and Politics: U.S. Citizenship Policyp. 119
Citizenship in the Aftermath of Major Political Transformations
Introductionp. 175
Migration and Admittance to Citizenship in Russiap. 178
Post-Apartheid Citizenship in South Africap. 221
Understanding Citizenship Policy in the Baltic Statesp. 253
Dual and Supranational Citizenship: Limits to Transnationalism
Introductionp. 305
Nationality in Mexicop. 312
Citizenship of the European Unionp. 342
Ethnic Republics? Citizenship in Israel and Japan
Introductionp. 383
Citizenship and Membership in the Israeli Polityp. 386
Citizenship in Japan: Legal Practice and Contemporary Developmentp. 434
Managing Membership: New Trends in Citizenship and Nationality Policyp. 475
About the Authorsp. 501
Indexp. 505
About the Carnegie Endowmentp. 515
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ISBN: 9780870031595
ISBN-10: 0870031597
Series: International migration series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 1st April 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.22 x 15.14  x 3.45
Weight (kg): 0.71