The Scramble for Citizens: Dual Nationality and State Competition for Immigrants

The Scramble for Citizens: Dual Nationality and State Competition for Immigrants


Winner of the Thomas and Znaniecki Award for the easiest ebook in overseas Migration 2014 (American Sociological Association).
It is often assumed that there's an everlasting hyperlink among participants and their nations of citizenship. Plural citizenship is accordingly considered with skepticism, if no longer outright suspicion. however the results of frequent international migration belie universal assumptions, and the relationship among contributors and the international locations within which they stay can't continuously be so simply mapped.

In The Scramble for Citizens, David Cook-Martín analyzes immigration and nationality legislation in Argentina, Italy, and Spain because the mid nineteenth century to bare the contextual dynamics that experience formed the standard of felony and affective bonds among realms and voters. He exhibits how the new erosion of rights and privileges in Argentina has influenced participants to hunt nationality in ancestral homelands, considering nationalities will be extra precious than one. This publication information the criminal and administrative mechanisms at paintings, describes the styles of legislation and perform, and explores the consequences for a way we comprehend the very that means of citizenship.

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