Practising Citizenship and Heterogeneous Nationhood: Naturalisations in Swiss Municipalities (IMISCOE Dissertations) by Marc Helbling
English | July 29, 2008 | ISBN: 9089640347 | 214 Pages | PDF | 1 MB
Switzerland likely has the most particular naturalization system in the world. Whereas in most countries citizenship attribution is regulated at the central level of the state, in Switzerland each municipality is accorded the right to decide who can become a Swiss citizen. This book aims at exploring naturalization processes from a comparative perspective and to explain why some municipalities pursue more restrictive citizenship policies than others. The Swiss case provides a unique opportunity to approach citizenship politics from new perspectives.