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Migration in Europe

Michael Lister

in Citizenship in Contemporary Europe

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print May 2008 | ISBN: 9780748633418
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671977 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633418.003.0007
Migration in Europe

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Contemporary European societies are marked by migration – the movement of people across national boundaries. This poses challenges to conventional definitions of citizenship which draw a connection between citizenship and national identity. In this chapter we will examine the different responses to immigration by different European countries and relate this to their different conceptions and practices of citizenship. We will also examine how the European Union has impacted upon these questions of migration, identity and citizenship.

Keywords: Migration; National Identity; Immigration; Migration; Citizenship

Chapter.  10384 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Political Theory

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