It is commonly assumed that there is an enduring link between individuals and their countries of citizenship.
Plural citizenship is therefore viewed with skepticism, if not outright suspicion. But the effects of widespread global migration belie common assumptions, and the connection between individuals and the countries in which they live cannot always be so easily mapped.
The Scramble for Citizens
He shows how the recent erosion of rights and privileges in Argentina has motivated individuals to seek nationality in ancestral homelands, thinking two nationalities would be more valuable than one. This book details the legal and administrative mechanisms at work, describes the patterns of law and practice, and explores the implications for how we understand the very meaning of citizenship. More Political. Resource Economics John C.
Argues that the capacity to control or legitimately manage the movement of people across borders and the conditions of their permanence within a jurisdiction is a feature of modern state organizations that was accomplished over a long time. Migration control is at an historical peak, but has never meant absolute control over migrants.
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These policies have reflected the dynamics of the political fields in which they have been crafted. In addition, the administrative mechanisms coupled with these laws have operated differently with respect to men and women.