Citizenship and Immigration
Instead of being nationally resilient or in postnational decline, citizenship in Western states has continued to evolve, converging on a liberal model of inclusive citizenship with diminished rights implications and increasingly universalistic identities. This convergence is demonstrated through a sustained comparison of developments in North America, Western Europe and Australia. Topics covered in the book include: recent trends in nationality laws; what ethnic diversity does to the welfare state; the decline of multiculturalism accompanied by the continuing rise of antidiscrimination policies; and the new state campaigns to upgrade citizenship in the post-2001 period.
Sophisticated and informative, and written in a lively and accessible style, this book will appeal to upper-level students and scholars in sociology, political science, and immigration and citizenship studies.
- Hardback | 200 pages
- 156 x 210 x 22mm | 439.98g
- 01 Apr 2010
- Polity Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
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Marc Morjé Howard, Georgetown University
"Citizenship and Immigration is an outstanding analysis of oneof the most dramatic developments in the contemporary world, especially in Europe - namely the impact of immigration on thereconstitution of citizenship and of discussions thereof. It isessential reading for anybody interested in the contemporaryscene."
S. N. Eisenstadt, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
"Few scholars know the citizenship and immigration literaturelike Christian Joppke. In this tour de force, Joppke moves nimblyfrom social theory to current policy developments in Europe, NorthAmerica and Australia. He paints a nuanced picture of the liberalevolution of citizenship, remaining attentive to governments'recent exclusionary moves. A must-read!"
Irene Bloemraad, University of California, Berkeley
This incisive book provides a succinct overview of the newacademic field of citizenship and immigration, as well aspresenting a fresh and original argument about changing citizenshipin our contemporary human rights era.
Instead of being nationally resilient or in postnationaldecline, citizenship in Western states has continued to evolve, converging on a liberal model of inclusive citizenship withdiminished rights implications and increasingly universalisticidentities. This convergence is demonstrated through a sustainedcomparison of developments in North America, Western Europe, andAustralia. Topics covered in the book include: recent trends innationality laws; what ethnic diversity does to social citizenship;the decline of multiculturalism yet continuing rise ofantidiscrimination policies; and the new state campaigns to upgradeand re-nationalize citizenship in the post-2001 period.
Sophisticated and informative, and written in a lively andaccessible style, this book will appeal to upper-level students andscholars in sociology, political science, and immigration andcitizenship studies.
Table of contents
1 The Concept of Citizenship 1
2 Status 34
3 Rights 73
4 Identity 111
5 Citizenship Light 145
About Christian Joppke