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Practising citizenship and heterogeneous nationhood [electronic resource] : naturalisations in Swiss municipalities / Marc Helbling.

By: Helbling, Marc.
Material type: TextTextSeries: IMISCOE dissertations: Publisher: [Amsterdam] : Amsterdam University Press, c2008Description: 1 online resource (213 p.).ISBN: 9789048506521 (electronic bk.); 9048506522 (electronic bk.); 9089640347 (Paper); 9789089640345 (Paper).Other title: Naturalisations in Swiss municipalities | Naturalizations in Swiss municipalities | Practicing citizenship and heterogeneous nationhood.Subject(s): Citizenship -- Switzerland | Naturalization -- Switzerland | STUDY AIDS -- Citizenship | Society and social sciences | Society and culture: general | Social issues and processes | Migration, immigration and emigration | Politics and government | Sociology and anthropology | Public administration | Political science | SociologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Practising citizenship and heterogeneous nationhood.DDC classification: 323.6/2309494 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; 1. Politics of Citizenship; 2. From Citizenship to National Self-Understanding; 3. Nation as a Political Field; 4. Explaining Rejection Rates; 5. Comparing Local Citizenship Models; 6. Four Naturalisation Fields; 7. Local Social Influence Networks; 8. Contingent Citizenship Politics; Notes; Annex: Questionnaire for Interviews with Local Politicians; References.
Summary: "Switzerland likely has the most particular naturalization system in the world. Whereas in most countries citizenship attribution is regulated at the central level of the state, in Switzerland each municipality is accorded the right to decide who can become a Swiss citizen. This book aims at exploring naturalization processes from a comparative perspective and to explain why some municipalities pursue more restrictive citizenship policies than others. The Swiss case provides a unique opportunity to approach citizenship politics from new perspectives. It allows us to go beyond formal citizenship models and to account for the practice of citizenship. The analytical framework combines quantitative and qualitative data and helps us understand how negotiation processes between political actors lead to a large variety of local citizenship models. An innovative theoretical framework, integrating Bourdieu's political sociology, combines symbolic and material aspects of naturalizations and underlines the production processes of ethnicity"--Publisher's description.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-211).

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Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; 1. Politics of Citizenship; 2. From Citizenship to National Self-Understanding; 3. Nation as a Political Field; 4. Explaining Rejection Rates; 5. Comparing Local Citizenship Models; 6. Four Naturalisation Fields; 7. Local Social Influence Networks; 8. Contingent Citizenship Politics; Notes; Annex: Questionnaire for Interviews with Local Politicians; References.

"Switzerland likely has the most particular naturalization system in the world. Whereas in most countries citizenship attribution is regulated at the central level of the state, in Switzerland each municipality is accorded the right to decide who can become a Swiss citizen. This book aims at exploring naturalization processes from a comparative perspective and to explain why some municipalities pursue more restrictive citizenship policies than others. The Swiss case provides a unique opportunity to approach citizenship politics from new perspectives. It allows us to go beyond formal citizenship models and to account for the practice of citizenship. The analytical framework combines quantitative and qualitative data and helps us understand how negotiation processes between political actors lead to a large variety of local citizenship models. An innovative theoretical framework, integrating Bourdieu's political sociology, combines symbolic and material aspects of naturalizations and underlines the production processes of ethnicity"--Publisher's description.

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