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Delivering Citizenship

Books
April 2009

Delivering Citizenship

ISBN 
978-3-86793-266-0
Price - Paperback 
22,00 EUR
Price - E-Book 
16,99 EUR
Page Length 
180
Publisher 
Migration Policy Institute, Bertelsmann Stiftung

The 21st century promises to be an “Age of Mobility.” More people around the globe, from an ever greater variety of backgrounds, are migrating. As Europe and North America absorb larger and more diverse inflows, many policymakers, commentators, and academics are questioning whether their societies can cope with the influx.

Citizenship has emerged as one of the key policy battlegrounds for such concerns. Citizenship lies at the nexus of a host of social policy issues because it provides definitions of identity, belonging, and participation in key aspects of society, including the right to vote. Governments recognize the urgent need to understand citizenship better. Once a narrow, somewhat static legal backwater, citizenship has become a dynamic policy vehicle for promoting the political incorporation of immigrants and, by extension, their more complete integration.

This book is the first major product of the Transatlantic Council on Migration. It offers insights into key aspects of the citizenship debate from a policy perspective. It is a result of the deliberations and thinking of the Transatlantic Council on Migration, which brings together leading political figures, policymakers and innovative thinkers from the U.S. and Europe.

The Council is a new initiative of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) in Washington, DC. The Bertelsmann Stiftung and the European Policy Centre (in cooperation with the King Baudouin Foundation) are the Council’s policy partners.

Table of Contents 

Part I: The Transatlantic Council on Migration

Introduction: The Aims of the Transatlantic Council on Migration
Transatlantic Council on Migration

Council Statement: Delivering Citizenship
Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Annette Heuser and Hans Martens

Part II: Citizenship and Inclusion

Stakeholder Citizenship: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?
Rainer Bauböck

Local Voting Rights for Non-Nationals in Europe: What We Know and What We Need to Learn
Kees Goenendijk

Dual Citizenship in an Age of Mobility
Thomas Faist and Jürgen Gerdes

A New Citizenship Bargain for the Age of Mobility? Citizenship Requirements in Europe and North America
Randall A. Hansen

The Complexities of Immigration: Why Western Countries Struggle with Immigration Politics and Policies
Jennifer L. Hochschild and John Mollenkopf

Part III: Summary of the Discussion

Inaugural Meeting of the Transatlantic Council on Migration
Transatlantic Council on Migration