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Dual Citizenship in Global Perspective From Unitary to Multiple Citizenship

ISBN-10: 023000654X

ISBN-13: 9780230006546

Edition: 2007

Authors: Thomas Faist, Peter Kivisto

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Sovereign states have increasingly tolerated dual citizenship. This is surprising considering that, until recently, citizenship and political loyalty to a state were still considered inseparable. In an age of increasing transnational insecurity, questions of loyalty to the nation state have gained renewed prominence. The contributions to this volume examine the idea that increasing tolerance towards dual citizenship is a test case for the growing liberalization of citizenship law in liberal and emerging democracies.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 9/18/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 296
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Peter Kivisto is Richard A. Swanson Professor of Social Thought and Chair of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Welfare at Augustana College and Finland Distinguished Professor at the University of Turku. His current research involves a collaborative project on multiculturalism with colleagues in Finland. His interests include immigration, social integration, citizenship, and religion. Among his recent books are Key Ideas in Sociology (2011), Illuminating Social Life (2011); Beyond a Border: The Causes and Consequences of Contemporary Immigration (2010, with Thomas Faist); Citizenship: Discourse, Theory and Transnational Prospects (2007, with Thomas Faist); and Intersecting Inequalities (2007, with Elizabeth Hartung). He serves on the editorial boards of Contexts, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Intercultural Studies , and on the Publication Committee for Sociology of Religion .

List of Figures and Tables
Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Shifting Boundaries of the Political
States and Human Security
Dual Citizenship and Security Norms in Historical Perspective
The Securitisation of Dual Citizenship
Nationalism and Nationhood
The Trade-off Between Transnational Citizenship and Political Autonomy
The Politics of Dual Citizenship in Hungary
Migration and Transnational Citizenship in Latin America: The Cases of Mexico and the Dominican Republic
Varying Views on Democracy, Rights and Duties, and Membership: The Politics of Dual Citizenship in European Immigration States
Much Ado about Nothing? The Contours of Dual Citizenship in the United States and Canada
Postnational and Transnational Citizenship
Dual Citizenship: A Postnational View
Dual Citizenship among Hong Kong Canadians: Convenience or Commitment?
Citizenship and Democracy Beyond Borders
Dual Citizenship, European Identity and Community-Building in Europe
Twilight of Sovereignty or the Emergence of Cosmopolitan Norms? Rethinking Citizenship in Volatile Times
Conclusion: The Boundaries of Citizenship in a Transitional Age
Index