Dual Citizenship : Policy Trends and Political Participation in EU Member States

15-04-2008

This note was presented by the author for a workshop organised by the Committee on Constitutional Affairs on 25/26 March 2008. Based on a retrospective analysis of the frequency and quality of different forms of dual citizenship the paper evaluates the consequences of recent changes in national immigration and citizenship laws of selected EU member states. Finally, it highlights the tension between the mobility of persons, the interconnectedness of societies and the internal coherence of states.

This note was presented by the author for a workshop organised by the Committee on Constitutional Affairs on 25/26 March 2008. Based on a retrospective analysis of the frequency and quality of different forms of dual citizenship the paper evaluates the consequences of recent changes in national immigration and citizenship laws of selected EU member states. Finally, it highlights the tension between the mobility of persons, the interconnectedness of societies and the internal coherence of states.

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Eva Østergaard-Nielsen (Department of Political Science, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain)