In May 2004 ten new Member States joined the European Union. This enlargement has greatly increased the diversity of historic experiences and contemporary conceptions of statehood, nation-building and citizenship within the Union. In contrast with the old Member States, many of the new ones have not existed as independent states within their present borders for more than two generations.
Citizenship Policies in the New Europe describes the citizenship laws in each of the ten new countries and analyses their historical background. Turkey has been added as the largest source country of immigration into the fifteen old Member States because it illustrates the increasing interaction between citizenship laws in migrant sending and receiving countries. Citizenship Policies in the New Europe complements two volumes on Acquisition and Loss of Nationality published earlier in the same series and that present comparative analyses of citizenship regulations in the fifteen old Member States.
Introduction: Altneuländer or the vicissitudes of citizenship in the new EU states
Chapter 1: Estonian citizenship: Between ethnic preferences and democratic obligations
Chapter 2: Checks and balances in Latvian nationality policies: National agendas and international frameworks
Chapter 3: Lithuanian nationality: Trump card to independence and its current challenges
Chapter 4: Same letter, new spirit: Nationality regulations and their implementation in Poland
Chapter 5: Kin-state responsibility and ethnic citizenship: The Hungarian case
Mária M. Kovács, Judit Tóth
Chapter 6: Czech citizenship legislation between past and future
Chapter 7: The Slovak question and the Slovak answer: Citizenship during the quest for national self-determination and after
Chapter 8: From civic to ethnic community? The evolution of Slovenian citizenship
Chapter 9: Malta’s citizenship law: Evolution and current regime
Chapter 10: Nationality and citizenship in Cyprus since 1945: Communal citizenship, gendered nationality and the adventures of a post-colonial subject in a divided country
Chapter 11: Changing conceptions of citizenship in Turkey
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