Citizenship: The Rise and Fall of a Modern Concept

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In this book Andreas Fahrmeir provides a much-needed historical perspective on contemporary debates about immigration and the nature of citizenship. By tracing the origins of citizenship in four Western countries (Britain, France, Germany, and the United States) from c.1700 to the present, he convincingly demonstrates the contingency and changeability of the concept. The emergence of these modern nation-states brought a deceptively simple opposition of "citizen" versus "alien," in contrast to the complex relationships ...

Citizenship: The Rise and Fall of a Modern Concept 2008, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300118483

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