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Dual citizenship. The discourse on ethnic and political boundary-making in Germany

Dual citizenship. The discourse on ethnic and political boundary-making in Germany

Discussions on the permissibility of dual citizenship play a special role in social discourse. In addition to technical and practical considerations, this concerns ideas of citizenship and naturalisation as ethnic and political boundary-making, as well as attitudes within a country towards permanent residents of a different origin and their integration in the social system. The policy brief introduces current developments and discusses critically objections against dual citizenship. (Published 11/2009)