Citizenship and Immigration

Citizenship and Immigration

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This incisive book provides a succinct overview of the new academic field of citizenship and immigration, as well as presenting a fresh and original argument about changing citizenship in our contemporary human rights era. 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.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Polity Press
  • United Kingdom
  • 9780745658391

Table of contents

Preface vi 1 The Concept of Citizenship 1 2 Status 34 3 Rights 73 4 Identity 111 5 Citizenship Light 145 Notes 173 References 186 Index 204show more

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"Navigates the terrain of citizenship and immigration in Europe, North America and Australsia with great authority and skill. I can highly recommend this book." Jonathan Seglow, Political Studies Review "A densely written but eminently readable book, chock full of incisive critiques, fresh insights and new questions about the recent evolution of a core concept of liberal democracy." Rainer Baubock, European Political Science "By delving into early political thought, philosophy and societal norms, Joppke portrays the quest by political power to invent a social norm which constitutes a semblance of social order, therefore attempting to establish the interwoven concepts of rights, status and identity." Red Metaphor "This is a superb piece of scholarship. Joppke manages to cover an extraordinary range of theoretical questions and empirical findings within a very compact and readable book. He coherently synthesizes and cogently brings together an array of different literatures that have often remained separate from one another. In doing so, he provides a "state of the art" overview and analysis of the topics of citizenship and immigration." Marc Morje Howard, Georgetown University "Citizenship and Immigration is an outstanding analysis of one of the most dramatic developments in contemporary world, especially in Europe - namely the impact of immigration on the reconstitution of citizenship and of discussions thereof. It is an essential reading for anybody interested in the contemporary scene." S.N. Eisenstadt, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute "Few scholars know the citizenship and immigration literature like Christian Joppke. In this tour-de-force, Joppke moves nimbly from social theory to current policy developments in Europe, North America and Australia. He paints a nuanced picture of the liberal evolution of citizenship, remaining attentive to governments' recent exclusionary moves. A must-read!" Irene Bloemraad, University of California, Berkeley -Navigates the terrain of citizenship and immigration in Europe, North America and Australsia with great authority and skill. I can highly recommend this book.- Jonathan Seglow, Political Studies Review -A densely written but eminently readable book, chock full of incisive critiques, fresh insights and new questions about the recent evolution of a core concept of liberal democracy.- Rainer Baubock, European Political Science -By delving into early political thought, philosophy and societal norms, Joppke portrays the quest by political power to invent a social norm which constitutes a semblance of social order, therefore attempting to establish the interwoven concepts of rights, status and identity.- Red Metaphor -This is a superb piece of scholarship. Joppke manages to cover an extraordinary range of theoretical questions and empirical findings within a very compact and readable book. He coherently synthesizes and cogently brings together an array of different literatures that have often remained separate from one another. In doing so, he provides a -state of the art- overview and analysis of the topics of citizenship and immigration.- Marc Morje Howard, Georgetown University -Citizenship and Immigration is an outstanding analysis of one of the most dramatic developments in contemporary world, especially in Europe - namely the impact of immigration on the reconstitution of citizenship and of discussions thereof. It is an essential reading for anybody interested in the contemporary scene.- S.N. Eisenstadt, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute -Few scholars know the citizenship and immigration literature like Christian Joppke. In this tour-de-force, Joppke moves nimbly from social theory to current policy developments in Europe, North America and Australia. He paints a nuanced picture of the liberal evolution of citizenship, remaining attentive to governments' recent exclusionary moves. A must-read!- Irene Bloemraad, University of California, Berkeleyshow more

About Christian Joppke

Christian Joppke is Professor of Political Science at the American University of Parisshow more

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