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AuthorM. Helbling
TitlePractising Citizenship and Heterogeneous Nationhood. Naturalisations in Swiss Municipalities
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Title seriesIMISCOE Dissertation
Institute/dept.Associated members
KeywordsCitizenship/legal status; Comparative theory/case studies; Policies local/national/international
AbstractSwitzerland 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.
Document typeBook
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