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Citizenship Rights for Non‐Citizens: France, Germany, and The Netherlands

Virginie Guiraudon

in Challenge to the Nation-State

Published in print February 1998 | ISBN: 9780198292296
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599569 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198292295.003.0009
 Citizenship Rights for Non‐Citizens: France, Germany, and The Netherlands

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This chapter analyses the causes of convergence in the area of foreigner’s rights in Western Europe, based on a comparative study of foreigner’s rights in France, Germany, and the Netherlands since 1974. The Netherlands is shown to have granted the most rights to foreigners by allowing them to vote in local elections, and guaranteeing their cultural rights under the country’s minority policy. Domestic and international explanations on immigration and citizenship inferred from literature are reviewed, and a new model on controlling the expansion of political debate on foreigner’s rights is discussed.

Keywords: foreigner’s rights; Western Europe; France; Germany; Netherlands; citizenship

Chapter.  19041 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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