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Citizenship and Nationhood in France and Germany

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ISBN 9780674131781

Publication Date: 08/19/1998


288 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


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Learned, shrewd, and demanding.Foreign Affairs

[A] concise and elegant comparison of the national identities of France and Germany, and the citizenship policies that flow from them… Brubaker’s excellent study is the best available guide to the intellectual background of the current crisis in German self-identity.—Michael Ignatieff, The New Republic

Brubaker’s extremely timely book traces the history of citizenship—legal status, heartfelt identity—in France and Germany. Each nation had, and still has, a very different idea of citizenship… Brubaker is erudite and clear, and keeps an acutely open mind-no easy thing in these murky waters.The Village Voice Literary Supplement

Brubaker brilliantly integrates institutional and cultural analysis. His focus on immigrants and citizenship in France and Germany makes a compelling case for understanding modern national states not only as organizations but also as associations of members.—Theda Skocpol, Harvard University

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