Resistance to extraterritorial citizenship in the unconsolidated states in South Eastern Europe
Title: Resistance to extraterritorial citizenship in the unconsolidated states in South Eastern Europe
Author: DZANKIC, Jelena
Citation: Timofey AGARIN and Ireneusz Pawel KAROLEWSKI (eds) - Extraterritorial citizenship in post-socialist Europe, London ; New York : Rowman & Littlefield International, 2015, pp. 177-196
Drawing on examples from the post-Yugoslav space, this chapter argues that states that are challenged internally and externally are unlikely to extend their citizenship beyond the state’s borders. The rationale behind the resistance to extraterritorial citizenship has two dimensions. First, challenged states use citizenship as an umbrella covering the lack of internal ethnic unity. Second, they adopt restrictive approaches to extraterritorial citizenship in order to pre- vent foreign states from challenging their state- and nation-building projects. Equally, the overall approach of these countries to dual citizenship shows the intricacies of the interplay between state- and nation-building processes and articulations of complex economic and political interests.
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