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By Peter Kivisto

ISBN-10: 1405105526

ISBN-13: 9781405105521

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ISBN-13: 9781405182119

An important addition to the growing to be physique of literature on citizenship, this wide-ranging review makes a speciality of the significance, and altering nature, of citizenship. It introduces the various discourses and theories that experience arisen lately, and appears towards destiny scholarship within the field.Offers an analytical review of a few of the thematic discourses and offers assistance in pulling jointly these discrete subject matters right into a higher, extra complete framework Identifies the 4 widely conceived subject matters that form the numerous discourses on modern citizenship – inclusion, erosion, withdrawal, and growth contains a thorough creation to the topic

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Org/press-e/gen62). What these figures reflect is the fact that although women have won the right to vote, they are far from achieving parity in terms of levels of active participation in political life. There is another area where women’s access to citizenship rights was historically circumscribed by the character of naturalization laws. This had to do with marital status. In an effort to prevent dual citizenships (the focus of Chapter 5), in the past a woman who married a citizen of another country typically lost her original citizenship and attained that of her husband.

Although the vote was more favorable when reintroduced in 1914, it too failed to get anywhere near the required two-thirds majority. However, the situation changed quickly in the aftermath of World War I as both major political parties endorsed a constitutional amendment designed to grant women the right to vote. The measure passed both houses of Congress and shortly thereafter received the necessary two-thirds ratification by the individual states. Thus, the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution took effect in 1920 (Flexnor and Fitzpatrick 1996).

While in effect, the previous law prevented those who entered Germany due to labor shortages from becoming citizens, whether they be Slavs working in East German agriculture during the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century or Turks and Yugoslavs doing the nation’s dirty, difficult, and dangerous work during the second half of the twentieth century. Germany was clearly not alone among the ethnonational civic regimes, but it did serve as a paradigmatic instance of this particular type.

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