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AuthorM. Helbling
TitleDecentralised citizenship politics: Between national justice and municipal particularities,
PublisherIMISCOE
PlaceAmsterdam
Title seriesIMISCOE Policy Briefs
Year2008
Series number9
Institute/dept.Associated members
KeywordsCitizenship/legal status; Policies local/national/international
AbstractSwitzerland constitutes the most extreme case when it comes to local-level variations in citizenship policies. In this country, every municipality is attributed its own right to decide the criteria for naturalising foreigners. As a result, we observe a large range of different naturalisation policies. This policy brief discusses the mechanisms that influence local naturalisation policies, as well as advantages and problems that come with a decentralised system. The brief is based on the IMISCOE publication Practising Citizenship and Heterogeneous Nationhood. Naturalisations in Swiss Municipalities.
Document typeReport
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