Nationality, citizenship and ethno-cultural belonging : preferential membership policies in Europe
Title: Nationality, citizenship and ethno-cultural belonging : preferential membership policies in Europe
Author: DUMBRAVA, Costica
Citation: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, Palgrave studies in citizenship transitions series
This book investigates the legal rules of acquisition and loss of citizenship in Europe. Challenging mainstream arguments about the de-ethnicization of citizenship in Europe, Dumbrava identifies and analyses citizenship regulations that differentiate people on ethno-cultural grounds. Providing a unique comparative analysis of citizenship laws in thirty eight European countries, this book assesses major justifications for ethno-cultural rules of citizenship. From general legal and normative principles to more specific and contextual justifications, Dumbrava builds a normative framework for analyzing membership of a liberal democratic state. By disentangling the unitary model of national citizenship that bundles together legal, political, and identity memberships, Citizenship, Nationality and Ethno-Cultural Membership aims to reconcile competing principles of membership and define a more robust set of citizenship regulations.
Table of Contents:
-- Part I. Citizenship rules in Europe -- Birthright citizenship -- Ordinary naturalisation -- Preferential naturalisation -- Loss of citizenship -- Part II. Ethno-cultural citizenship -- A sovereign right -- A right to self-definition -- A remedial right -- Part III. Differentiated membership -- Normative framework -- The regulation of legal and political membership.
Initial version: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/26444
Version: Published version of EUI PhD thesis, 2012