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Revising the Integration-Citizenship Nexus in Europe

Sites, Policies, and Bureaucracies of Belonging

  • Zooms in on the links between immigrant integration and formal citizenship

  • Examines nexus at local, national and supranational level

  • Characterizes integration as a dynamic process across stakeholders, sites, and time

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Part of the book series: IMISCOE Research Series (IMIS)

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Conceptualising the Citizenship-Integration Nexus

    • Roxana Barbulescu, Sara Wallace Goodman, Luicy Pedroza
    Pages 1-15Open Access
  3. Integration Through Citizenship

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 17-17
    2. Citizenship and Naturalisation for Migrants in the UK After Brexit

      • Mariña Fernández-Reino, Madeleine Sumption
      Pages 55-67Open Access
  4. Integration from Above

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 145-145
    2. EU Citizenship: A Tool for Integration?

      • Sara Wallace Goodman
      Pages 187-204Open Access
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 205-213

About this book

This open access book critically re-examines the theoretical and empirical interconnections between integration and citizenship, specifically, naturalisation. With new, empirical-grounded analyses of what we term 'citizenship-integration nexus' the central, shared contribution is showcasing how membership is informally achieved through everyday integration —usually around, but sometimes in spite of, formal citizenship requirements. By providing evidence of a nexus disjuncture, the book contributes to critical dialogues on immigrant integration and political incorporation, relevant for policymakers, civil society actors, and academics alike.

Reviews

“This volume takes stock and re-opens the debate on the link between citizenship and integration in Europe. It examines citizenship as legal status, rights, and belonging and investigates public policies and discourses about citizenship as well as its manifestation in urban spaces and migrants’ everyday experiences. A rich and multi-faceted collection of original papers that makes an important contribution.” (Professor Rainer Bauböck, European University Institute, Florence)

“Who should be a citizen and what it means to belong to a nation or state are increasingly urgent questions in the contemporary moment of hardened borders and barriers to movement and migration. This rich and important book revisits these questions in the context of Europe, providing up-to-date analysis of different state’s approach to citizenship and integration and – equally crucially - explores the lived experience of migrants living under and through these bureaucratic processes.” (Professor Bridget Bryne, University of Manchester)

“This is an illuminating set of contributions examining current developments in the relationship between formal citizenship and the integration of immigrants in Europe. At a range of levels and settings, diverse approaches are brought to bear on evolving policies and their outcomes, and the practice and experience of integration and citizenship processes on the ground.” (Associate Professor Emeritus, Iseult Honohan, University College Dublin)

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

    Roxana Barbulescu

  • Department of Political Science, University of California, Irvine, USA

    Sara Wallace Goodman

  • Centro de Estudios Internacionales of El Colegio de México, Mexico City, Mexico

    Luicy Pedroza

About the editors

Roxana Barbulescu is Associate Professor in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds. She is the author of Migrant Integration in a Changing Europe: European Citizens, co-ethnics and immigrants in Italy and Spain (Notre Dame University Press, 2019) and co-author of Everyday Europe. Social Transformation in an Unsettled Continent. Her work was also published in International Migration, Migration Studies, Perspectives on European Societies and Politics, Politique Européenne, and Mediterranean Politics

Sara Wallace Goodman is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). She is the author of, most recently, Citizenship in Hard Times: Ordinary Citizens in Democratic Hard Times (Cambridge University Press, 2022). Her work has also appeared in the Journal of Politics, International Organization, Comparative Political Studies, World Politics, and other outlets. 

Luicy Pedroza is a Research-Professor at the Centro de Estudios Internacionales of El Colegio de México, in Mexico City. She is also an Associate Fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) of the German Institute of Global and Regional Studies (GIGA). She has written Citizenship Beyond Nationality: Immigrants’ Right to Vote Across the World (University of Pennsylvania, 2019) and her works appear journals such as International Migration, Global Policy, Political Geography, and Citizenship Studies. She co-coordinates the IMISCOE Standing Committee on Migration, Citizenship, and Political Participation (MIGCITPOL).

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Revising the Integration-Citizenship Nexus in Europe

  • Book Subtitle: Sites, Policies, and Bureaucracies of Belonging

  • Editors: Roxana Barbulescu, Sara Wallace Goodman, Luicy Pedroza

  • Series Title: IMISCOE Research Series

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-25726-1

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2023

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-25725-4Published: 10 March 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-25728-5Published: 10 March 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-25726-1Published: 09 March 2023

  • Series ISSN: 2364-4087

  • Series E-ISSN: 2364-4095

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 213

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Migration, Public Policy, Migration

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