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Citizenship and Nationhood in France and Germany


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Preface Introduction: Traditions of Nationhood in France and Germany I. The Institution of Citizenship 1. Citizenship as Social Closure 2. The French Revolution and the Invention of National Citizenship 3. State, State-System, and Citizenship in Germany II. Defining The Citizenry: The Bounds of Belonging 4. Citizenship and Naturalization in France and Germany 5. Migrants into Citizens: The Crystallization of Jus Soli in Late-Nineteenth-Century France 6. The Citizenry as Community of Descent: The Nationalization of Citizenship in Wilhelmine Germany 7. "Etre Francais, Cela se Merite": Immigration and the Politics of Citizenship in France in the 1980s 8. Continuities in the German Politics of Citizenship Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index

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Brubaker brilliantly integrates institutional and cultural analysis. His focus on immigrants and citizenship in France and Germany makes a compelling case for understanding modern national states not only as organizations but also as associations of members. -- Theda Skocpol, Harvard University

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Rogers Brubaker is Professor of Sociology and UCLA Foundation Chair at the University of California, Los Angeles.


[A] concise and elegant comparison of the national identities of France and Germany, and the citizenship policies that flow from them...Brubaker's excellent study is the best available guide to the intellectual background of the current crisis in German self-identity. -- Michael Ignatieff New Republic Brubaker's extremely timely book traces the history of citizenship-legal status, heartfelt identity-in France and Germany. Each nation had, and still has, a very different idea of citizenship...Brubaker is erudite and clear, and keeps an acutely open mind-no easy thing in these murky waters. Village Voice Literary Supplement Learned, shrewd, and demanding. Foreign Affairs

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