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Meanings of Dual/Multiple Citizenship: Policies, Perceptions and Practices

Citizenship
Comparative Politics
Democracy
Institutions
Media
Migration
National Identity
Political Sociology
P244
Leif Kalev
Tallinn University
Heino Nyyssönen
University of Turku
Heino Nyyssönen
University of Turku

Saturday 11:00 - 12:40 (10/09/2016)

Building: Faculty of Law Floor: 3 Room: FL305

Abstract

Many accounts deal dual citizenship as a transformation of boundaries of a political community (e.g. Brubaker 1992, Beckman, Erman 2012). However, the question of how does the multiplication of citizenship affect the content is less studied. Does dual citizenship socialise to a more postnational or even cosmopolitan identification and practices (Soysal 1994)? Or is it rather a means of reorienting nation states and cultivating long-distance nationalism (Sorensen 2004, Vertovec 2009)? Conceptual questions are reflected in empirical dilemmas that policy makers face, as in multiplicity of dual citizenship regimes among countries (Blatter et al 2009, Dumbrava 2014). The policies and political debates carry normative expectations, and not only about who ought to belong to the political community, but their roles, as well. This may either be in concord or in contrast with perceptions and practices among citizens themselves. As the intensity of debate and regulatory change indicates, citizenship policy remains a key area of contemporary state sovereignty. Our panel invites papers dealing with different forms of how dual citizenship is articulated. How are the meanings negotiated in political participation among dual citizens? How are they elaborated in discursive processes, such as public debates or interviews, and how are the meanings constructed in policy documents and in regulatory practices. The aim of the panel is not just to share research results, but welcomes papers to initiate debate over the methodologies for a more substantive analysis.

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