“Until now, the fast-growing literature on citizenship in Europe had largely neglected the recent accession countries. By extending the common framework of the NATAC study to the ‘new Europe’, this volume provides the first systematic comparison of these important cases, thus providing scholars and policymakers with a more complete and accurate picture of citizenship policies throughout the European Union.”-- Marc Morjé Howard, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
“This book keeps up the high standard of its preceding volumes – sticking to the same structure, which allows direct comparisons to be made, and presenting richly illustrated histories of the development of citizenship in each case. I know of no other comparable collection that combines this breadth of coverage with the characteristic depth of analysis.”-- Mike Collyer, Sussex University, Brighton
This book provides a detailed and unique analysis of citizenship policies in the countries of the most recent wave of EU enlargement, plus Turkey. The contributors provide deep insights into the complex histories of nationality in these countries, and the challenges they now face in managing national and ethnic identity issues, at a time when EU membership has also required a new cross-border coordination of policies.
Martin Rhodes, Professor and Co-Director, Joseph Korbel School of International Relations, University of Denver, Colorado
The two most recent EU enlargements in May 2004 and in January 2007 have greatly increased the diversity of historic experiences and contemporary conceptions of statehood, nation-building and citizenship within the Union. How did newly formed states determine who would become their citizens? How do countries relate to their large emigrant communities, to ethnic kin minorities in neighbouring countries and to minorities in their own territory? And to which extent have their citizenship policies been affected by new immigration and integration into the European Union? Citizenship Policies in the New Europe describes the citizenship laws in each of the twelve new countries as well as in the accession states Croatia and Turkey and analyses their historical background. Citizenship Policies in the New Europe complements two volumes on Acquisition and Loss of Nationality in the fifteen old Member States published in the same series in 2006.
Rainer Bauböck is Professor of Social and Political Theory at the European University Institute, Florence. Previous publications: Transnational Citizenship (1994), From Aliens to citizens (1994), The Challenge of Diversity (1996), Blurred Boundaries (1998), Migration and Citizenship (2006).
Bernhard Perchinig is senior researcher at the Institute for European Integration Research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.