Skip to Content

Citizenship and Ethnic Conflict

Challenging the Nation-State

Edited by Haldun Gülalp

Routledge – 2005 – 158 pages

Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

Purchasing Options:

  • Add to CartPaperback: $54.95
    978-0-415-49956-9
    February 27th 2009
  • Add to CartHardback: $170.00
    978-0-415-36897-1
    December 21st 2005

Description

Making a new case for separating citizenship from nationality, this book comparatively examines a key selection of nation-states in terms of their definitions of nationality and citizenship, and the ways in which the association of some with the European Union has transformed these definitions.

In a combination of case studies from Europe and the Middle East, this book’s comparative framework addresses the question of citizenship and ethnic conflict from the foundation of the nation-state, to the current challenges raised by globalization. This edited volume examines six different countries and looks at the way that ethnic or religious identity lies at the core of the national community, ultimately determining the state’s definition and treatment of its citizens. The selected contributors to this new volume investigate this common ambiguity in the construction of nations, and look at the contrasting ways in which the issues of citizenship and identity are handled by different nation-states.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars studying in the areas of citizenship and the nation-state, ethnic conflict, globalization and Middle Eastern and European Politics.

Contents

Notes on contributors

Acknowledgements

Ch.1. Haldun Gülalp, "Introduction: Citizenship vs. Nationality?"

Ch.2. Riva Kastoryano, "Redefining German Unity: From Nationality to Citizenship"

Ch.3. Effie Fokas, "Greece: Religion, Nation, and Membership in the European Union"

Ch.4. Soner Cagaptay, "Passage to Turkishness: Immigration and Religion in Modern Turkey"

Ch.5. Alain Dieckhoff, "The Nation in Israel: Between Democracy and Ethnicity"

Ch.6. Maurus Reinkowski and Sofia Saadeh, "A Nation Divided: Lebanese Confessionalism"

Ch.7. Sami Zubaida, "The Rise and Fall of Civil Society in Iraq"

Ch.8. Haldun Gülalp, "Concluding Thoughts: Transcending the Nation-State?"

Bibliography

Author Bio

Haldun Gülalp is Professor of Political Sociology at Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey.

Name: Citizenship and Ethnic Conflict: Challenging the Nation-State (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Haldun Gülalp. Making a new case for separating citizenship from nationality, this book comparatively examines a key selection of nation-states in terms of their definitions of nationality and citizenship, and the ways in which the association of some with the European...
Categories: Comparative Politics, International Politics, International Relations