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Citizenship and Nationhood in France and Germany

Citizenship and Nationhood in France and Germany

Rogers Brubaker

ISBN 9780674131781

Publication date: 08/19/1998

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The difference between French and German definitions of citizenship is instructive—and, for millions of immigrants from North Africa, Turkey, and Eastern Europe, decisive. Rogers Brubaker shows how this difference—between the territorial basis of the French citizenry and the German emphasis on blood descent—was shaped and sustained by sharply differing understandings of nationhood, rooted in distinctive French and German paths to nation-statehood.


  • Learned, shrewd, and demanding.

    —Foreign Affairs


  • Rogers Brubaker is Professor of Sociology and UCLA Foundation Chair at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Book Details

  • 288 pages
  • 0-3/4 x 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press

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